Brine-Cured Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Brine-Cured Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze


Brine Ingredients

  • 7 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 4 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely cracked pepper

Pork Chop Ingredients

  • 4 Center cut pork loin chops, 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1-tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 2-tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage


Make the brine, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the salt, brown sugar, thyme sprigs, garlic, pepper, and 8 cups water. Bring just to simmer, stirring to dissolve the salt and sugar. Remove from the heat, and transfer the brine to a container large enough to haul both the pork chop and the brine. Let the Brian cool completely, and then refreeze want to call.