Quick Brined Pork Chops, Grilled With Indian Spice Rub

Recipe by CHRISSYG
READY IN: 35mins




  • Grind fennel in a spice grinder.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl except sugar.
  • Place in a cold sauté pan.
  • Turn heat to medium and heat/toast spices just until fragrant.
  • Remove from pan allow to cool to room temperature and add the sugar.
  • Set aside.
  • (can be made in advance and stored, tightly covered) Dissolve salt and sugar in COLD water.
  • Pour into a two gallon zip lock type bag and add the chops.
  • (Or divide evenly between smaller bags) Squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour, turning occasionally.
  • Remove chops from brine and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Coat with spice mixture and massage into the meat.
  • Allow to sit with rub while preparing the grill.
  • Prepare Grill to very hot.
  • (Gas grill pre-heat 10-15 minutes) if using a gas grill turn off one burner, if using charcoal, move coals to one side of the grill.
  • Place chops on the very hot side of the grill, cover and cook until browned on each side (approx 3-4 min per side) then move over to the cooler side of the grill to continue cooking.
  • Turning once until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees (approx 7-9 minutes longer) remove from heat and allow to rest at least 5 minutes.
  • (Internal temp will rise to about 145 degrees) Serve.