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Grilled Pork Chops

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Grilled Pork Chops

2 ½ cups water

½ cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

1½ tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 tablespoon celery seeds

1 granny smith apple, cored and cut in chunks

 

Heat the water, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, fennel seeds and celery seeds to a simmer. Heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.  Remove from the heat and add the granny smith apple chunks.  Add 2 cups of ice.  Allow the brine to cool to room temperature then add the pork chops.  Brine for 2-5 hours.

 

Heat your grill to medium.  Remove the pork chops from the brine and sear on the grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until caramelized and cooked through.