Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

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"This mouth watering dish combines juicy pork with a sweet delectable grapefruit relish."
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2 h servings 478 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 79.7g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 14112 mg
  • 564%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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. Remove 3 tablespoons of the mixture and set aside. Add half of the grapefruit sections to the syrup mixture and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  4. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat dry. Place the pork chops on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Brush each side of the chops with the reserved grapefruit juice syrup. Season with salt and pepper. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes on each side and the pork is no longer pink in the center. 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.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.



The relish is great, but the chops were dry. I had grapefruit juice and oranges, so I used grapefruit juice instead of OJ for the brine, and orange sections instead of grapefruit for the relish.

Oddly, my review is the exact opposite of the previous reviewers: the pork was good and the relish was awful. It may have something to do with the fact that the previous reviewer reversed the u...

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