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Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

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"This mouth watering dish combines juicy pork with a sweet delectable grapefruit relish."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 478 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Whisk together the water, orange juice, 1/2 cup salt, light brown sugar, garlic powder, oregano, and thyme in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Submerge the pork chops in the brine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and brine in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Heat grapefruit juice, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and red pepper flakes in a saucepan. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat and cook until syrupy, about 15 minutes. Remove 3 tablespoons of the mixture and set aside. Add half of the grapefruit sections to the syrup mixture and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  4. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat dry. Place the pork chops on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Brush each side of the chops with the reserved grapefruit juice syrup. Season with salt and pepper. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes on each side and the pork is no longer pink in the center. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  5. Place the remaining fresh grapefruit sections on the pork and drizzle relish over the top.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 478 calories; 6.3 g fat; 79.7 g carbohydrates; 28.1 g protein; 65 mg cholesterol; 14112 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The relish is great, but the chops were dry. I had grapefruit juice and oranges, so I used grapefruit juice instead of OJ for the brine, and orange sections instead of grapefruit for the relish.

Oddly, my review is the exact opposite of the previous reviewers: the pork was good and the relish was awful. It may have something to do with the fact that the previous reviewer reversed the u...