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Brined Pork Chops With Spicy Chutney Barbecue Sauce

Brining ensures a moist grilled chop.

Type: Pork
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

8 cups 1896mlWater
1/2 cup 118mlCoarse salt
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozGolden brown sugar - (packed)
1/4 cup 59mlChili powder
8   Bone-in pork rib chops/ 1 1/2" thk
  Olive oil - as needed
  Spicy Chutney Barbecue Sauce - (see recipe)

Recipe Instructions

Combine 2 cups water, salt, sugar, and chili powder in large nonreactive pot. Bring to boil, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar. Remove from heat. Add 6 cups cold water. Cool brine completely. Add pork chops, pressing to submerge. Cover pot; chill at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Drain pork; pat dry with paper towels. Brush pork on both sides with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Grill pork to desired doneness, about 10 minutes per side or until instant-read thermometer registers 150 degrees for medium. Serve pork with Spicy Chutney Barbecue Sauce.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Bon Appetit, August 2002


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