Party Pork Chops

Author: Canadian Living

Party Pork Chops

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Karen McCrae


  • 4 pork chops
  • 5 cups water (Brine)
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt (Brine)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (Brine)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaf crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Rinse the pork chops with water and pat them dry with paper towels. In a large bowl, whisk together the brine until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Place the pork chops in the brine, cover and brine overnight in the refrigerator. Drain the brine. Rinse chops in cold water and let stand in cold water 10 min. Pat dry. Whisk together the marinade ingred. Place pork chops in the marinade and allow them to marinate for 1 hr. Preheat the oven to 375°F. On the stove, heat a large saute pan over med. high heat. then pour in 2 tbsp. oil and let it heat until it shimmer. Sear the chops for about 2 min on each side, until well caramelized. Place in oven and roast the chops until an internal temperature of 145°F is reached.
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Party Pork Chops