Brined Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

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Juicy, brined pork chops that are sweet with a little kick. Boyfriend approved!

Modified from: Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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  1. Whisk together the water, orange juice, 1/2 cup salt, light brown sugar, garlic powder, oregano, and thyme in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Submerge the pork chops in the brine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and brine in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Heat grapefruit juice, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and red pepper flakes in a saucepan. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat and cook until syrupy, about 15 minutes.
  3. Brown the pork chops in a pan with some of the brine and baste the pork chops with the syrup as they cook.
  4. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  5. Place the remaining fresh grapefruit sections on the pork and drizzle relish over the top.
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