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Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

Benji's Pork Chops with Grapefruit Relish

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
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This mouth watering dish combines juicy pork with a sweet delectable grapefruit relish.

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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

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

the Tower Chef
5

the Tower Chef

3/8/2011

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.

SunnyDaysNora
2

SunnyDaysNora

5/22/2012

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 use of orange and grapefruit. I also halved the salt. I think this would probably be excellent if the grapefruit was omitted altogether and oranges used in their place.

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