If you’re tired of dry, bland pork chops or shake ‘n bake (ok, I’m publicly admitting I eat those sometimes), look no further. These glazed Pork Chops are tender, moist and incredibly flavourful. The trick is in the brining, meaning soaking your pork chops in a bath of water, salt and some seasonings of your choice. Some people add a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar to the mix too. What a difference this makes! Huge! My husband pays no attention to what I’m cooking, but he never fails to rave about my pork chops when they have been brined.
Using good meat, of course, doesn’t hurt either. I like to use bone-in, centre-cut chops with some marbling which makes the chops juicier. This recipe kicks up the flavour – beyond the brining – with grainy Dijon mustard, orange marmalade and rosemary, but other seasonings or glazes will work too, even BBQ sauce.
You’ll see two different cooking methods in the recipe below: grilling for those who have a BBQ; and saute-roasting for those who don’t or want to make them indoors. About the servings … the recipe says 3 pork chops for 3 people which is normal because these pork chops are on the bigger side. I’m not going to lie – I make 3 for my husband and I. Guess who’s a big eater.
I hope those of you who eat pork give this recipe a try because I think you’ll love it.