Country Living (USA)
Glazed Pork Chops
WORKING TIME 40 minutes TOTAL TIME 12 hours, 55 minutes MAKES 6 servings 2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup kosher salt
8 garlic cloves, pressed
1 bunch fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
2 tablespoons peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick
6 boneless pork loin chops
(3 pounds total)
2 tablespoons canola oil Bourbon-Molasses Glaze
1. Bring orange juice, brown sugar, salt, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, peppercorns, cinnamon, and 6 cups water to a simmer in a large pot. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Add pork and brine 12 hours.
2. Remove pork from brine and rinse under cold water. Pat pork dry with paper towels.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Cook pork, in batches, turning once, until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 140°F, 4 to 6 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes. Serve drizzled with Bourbon-Molasses Glaze.