Tropical Lime Chile Brined Pork Chops

With summer in full swing, backyard cookouts and parties are often based on beach and tropical themes.  In that spirit, here is a pork chop recipe for grilling that is infused with the tropical flavors of pineapple, mango, and lime.  Add some freshly ground ancho chile powder for just a touch of heat, and some assorted other … Continue reading Tropical Lime Chile Brined Pork Chops

Lemon and Herb-Brined Pork Chops

Now that we've covered the basics of brining, let's get into a recipe that puts some of that information to work.  We'll start off with a brine that uses both salt and honey, and also a bit of dry white wine and lemon zest to go with the blend of spices.  After brining, we'll give it … Continue reading Lemon and Herb-Brined Pork Chops

Secrets: Brining meat

When it comes to ultra-lean cuts of meat, or meats that must be cooked to higher temperatures to be considered "done" or "safe," there is always an increased risk of them ending up dry and bland.  The larger and thicker the cut, the greater that risk because of the time it takes for the center to … Continue reading Secrets: Brining meat