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To: libertarian27

I’ve noticed that some of you are in the mood for pork chops, so I’m humbly offering my son-in-law’s recipe.

Beer-Brined Grilled Pork Chops
2 cups water
2 cups dark lager beer
1/4 cup coarse salt
3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses
1 cup ice cubes
6 1- to 1 1/4-inch-thick center-cut bone-in pork chops

7 large garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried sage leaves

Combine 2 cups water, beer, 1/4 cup coarse salt, sugar, and molasses in large bowl. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Stir in ice. Place pork chops in large resealable plastic bag. Pour beer brine over pork chops; seal bag. Refrigerate 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Remove pork chops from beer brine; pat dry. Mix garlic, pepper, 2 teaspoons salt, and sage in small bowl. Rub garlic mixture over both sides of pork chops.

Grill pork chops until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of chops registers 145°F to 150°F, about 10 minutes per side, occasionally moving chops to cooler part of rack if burning. Transfer chops to platter; cover with foil, and let stand 5 minutes. Serve.

These are very juicy! Thank you all for the pleasure your recipes have given me in the few weeks I’ve been on this ping list!

52 posted on 06/28/2011 5:49:11 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: Melian

That sounds REAL good - will have to try!

(if you want to see all the past thread recipes - before you joined the ping list - just go to my profile page and all the weeks recipes are there [the links are the recap posts] - and they are even updated right now, for a change - lol)

53 posted on 06/28/2011 6:00:45 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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