Molasses Brined Pork Chops
Brining pork chops is like upgrading to premium cable; once you do it, you can't go back to basic. Dissolve salt and molasses in water, toss in the chops, and wait. What do you get from such little effort? A pork chop that's seasoned from the inside out, with a firm, but very moist texture.
Chef John glazes these pork chops with his Carolina-Style Barbeque Sauce.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.
Always brine foods in a food-grade, non-reactive container such as a stainless steel or enameled stockpot, a brining bag, or a food-grade plastic bucket. Never use ordinary trash bags, plastic trash cans, or metal buckets or containers not meant for food use.