Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Simple Pork Chop Brine

3 servings

servings

2 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time

Ingredients

4 cups water (room temperature or slightly cool)

4 tablespoons kosher salt - 58g

1 tablespoon white sugar - 12g

Optional seasonings: 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary or fresh thyme, 5-6 peppercorns, 1 clove garlic cut in half), a bay leaf

Directions

MAKE COLD BRINE SOLUTION: Add all brine solution ingredients to large food-grade bag (e.g. ziploc) or a glass or stainless steel large bowl. Stir or squish bag until salt and sugar are dissolved (30 seconds). Note 1.

BRINE PORK CHOPS: Add pork chops to bag or bowl ensuring they are fully submerged in the brine solution. Place in fridge. For thinner pork chops (1/2 inch/0.27cm or less), brine for 30-60 minutes. For thicker chops, brine 1-2 hours.

FINISH AND CONTINUE WITH PORK CHOP RECIPE: Remove from brining bag or bowl and discard brine. Rinse pork chops under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. Continue with pork chop recipe.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

15 kcal

Total Fat

-

Saturated Fat

-

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

326 mg

Total Carbohydrate

4 g

Dietary Fiber

-

Total Sugars

4 g

Protein

-

3 servings

servings

2 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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