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Quick Brined Pork Chops and Apple Slaw

A high impact brine for pork chops and apple slaw features Asian rice vinegar, brown sugar and Mixed Pickling Spice.

Ingredients
Serves:

    Quick-Brined Pork Chops:


  • Apple Slaw:

Directions
20 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • For the Pork Chops, mix water, sugar, vinegar, pickling spice and sea salt in large plastic or glass container, stirring to dissolve sugar and sea salt. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the brine for the Slaw. Place pork chops in remaining brine. If necessary, place a plate on top of the pork chops to keep them submerged. Cover container. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

  • For the Slaw, bring reserved brine to boil in small saucepan on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Toss cabbage, apples and onion in large bowl. Strain brine over slaw. Add oil; toss to coat well. Cover. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. Drain slaw.

  • Remove pork chops from brine. Pat dry with paper towels, removing picking spice. (Do not rinse pork chops.) Brush pork chops with oil. Discard brine.

  • Grill pork chops over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Serve with Apple Slaw.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 449Cholesterol: 104mg
  • Sodium: 781mgProtein: 33g
  • Total Fat: 21gFiber: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 32g

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