Maple Brine for Grilled Pork Chops or Pork Roasts

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Total Time
10hrs
Prep
10 hrs
Cook
0 mins

Brining pork is a way of improving texture and flavor, since brining meat causes meat to absorb liquid, a seasoned brining liquid makes a for a much juicier and tastier cut of pork. This is a brine I have used in the past when I grill thick-cut pork chops, I really believe that you will never go without brining your chops again after you have tasted this. I have also used this same brine on my pork roasts when I rotisserie them on the outdoor grill. Plan ahead the chops or roast need to brine for a minimum of 10 hours, but no longer than 10 hours, they will start to take on the texture and flavor of a ham, brine your meat early in the morning to grill in the evening, I have even brined for 5 hours and the pork was till moist, remember Kosher salt only, regular coarse salt will create an overpowdering salty taste.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Mix all the brine ingredients together in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off heat and stir the brine well with a spoon to insure the sugar, salt and maple syrup has dissolved.
  3. Let the brine cool, then place brine in a large glass dish or bowl.
  4. Add in pork chops (making certain that all the chops are covered completely with brine).
  5. Cover and refrigerate for NO MORE than 10 hours.
  6. Remove the pork from the brine and pat dry without rinsing.
  7. Season the pork with pepper ONLY (do not season with salt they are salty enough from the brine!).
  8. Grill as desired.