Nancy Oakes' Vanilla Brine Pork Chops

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Another easy and yummy brine!
9 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4-1/2 cup salt
2 Tbs cracked pepper
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4-6 lb boneless pork loin; or 6 center-cut pork chops or 4 pork tenderloins.
olive oil as needed
1. Stir brine ingredients until salt and sugar are dissolved. Let cool and then refrigerate until cold.
2. Add pork chops of choice and weight down until completely submerged in brine.
3. Refrigerate 3 days for pork loin, 1-2 days for chops and 12 hrs for tenderloin. Stir the brine each day and turn pork occasionally.
4. Roast or grill pork loin or tenderloins. Grill or panfry chops, according to the 42 Degree's Cider-Cured Pork Chops recipe. 
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Main Ingredient   PorkPrep Time   15 to 30 minutes
Cooking Time   15 to 30 minutes 
Features   Dairy-Free, Diabetic-Friendly, Low-Carbohydrate, Low-Fat, Wheat/Gluten-Free

Pauline Jennings

Member since Feb 2010

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