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Citrus Brine for Pork Chops

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Author: Kevin


  • 2 double thick boneless loin end pork chops excess fat removed
  • 1/4 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mixed peppercorns green, white, red, black
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar heated
  • 2 cups ice cubes


  • In a plastic container put the kosher salt, brown sugar, coriander, peppercorns, mustard powder, bay leaves.
  • Juice the citrus and and mix with the vinegar. Heat for 2 minutes in a microwave or on the stove top until it begins to simmer. Add the vinegar citrus mixture to the spices and swirl to dissolve. Let mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes to develop flavor.
  • Add ice cubes and stir to melt most of the ice.
  • Add chops making sure to cover with brine. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • When ready to grill, rinse the pork chops, score each side slightly and grill as you like to desired doneness.