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Fun With Food: Quick Brined Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coarse kosher saltpork chop
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 3/4- to 1-inch-thick pork rib chops
  • 3 tablespoons (about) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley

Preparation

  1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups water, coarse salt, and sugar in 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish; stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Add pork chops; let brine 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Boil vinegar in small skillet until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Whisk in butter. Season glaze with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove pork from brine; pat dry. Brush with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Grill pork until thermometer inserted horizontally into center of chops registers 150°F, 7 to 8 minutes per side for chops.
  5. Transfer to plates. Drizzle glaze over; sprinkle with parsley.

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