Grilled Fresh Herb Brined Pork Chops

Recipe by Boomette
READY IN: 4hrs 22mins




  • In a bowl add the brown sugar, kosher salt and apple cider. Stir to dissolve.
  • Add 2 cups of cold water to the bowl. Add two tablespoons of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, rosemary branches and bay leaves.
  • Place the pork chops into a large sealable plastic bag. Place this plastic bag into another of equal size to offer extra safety. The plastic bags can be standing in a large pot to make it more secure. Pour the brine overtop of the chops and seal the plastic bags. Place in the refrigerator to rest for a minimum of 4 hours up to overnight.
  • After the required time has passed, remove the pork chops from the brine and place on a large tray. Pat them dry with paper towel and dispose of the brine. The pork chops have to come to room temperature before grilling.
  • Preheat the barbecue to 500°F/250°C with heat on one side of the grill and no heat on the other.
  • Lightly brush both sides of the pork chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear the pork chops over direct high heat for 6 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Lower the temperature to 300°F/150°C and move the chops to the cool side of the grill.
  • Continue to cook the pork chops over indirect medium heat for about 8 minutes per side with the lid closed.
  • Once the juices run clear, take the pork chops off the grill and tent with aluminium foil. Allow to rest before serving.