Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

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

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups orange juice

  • ½ cup salt

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground thyme

  • 4 boneless pork chops

  • 2 grapefruits, juiced

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  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.

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
6g Fat
80g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 478
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 155mg 775%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 968mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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