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Thai Brined Pork Chops

Recipe By Andy Klein, chef/owner of One Ten Thai—Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Recipe By Andy Klein, chef/owner of One Ten Thai—Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

This mouthwatering pork chop recipe comes to us from a Savory fan, customer, and chef who serves these as a special at his Thai-inspired restaurant in Puerto Rico.

Serving Suggestions

These are delicious rubbed with our Asian Delight BBQ Rub just before cooking. Use about 1 to 2 tsp. per pork chop depending on size. Serve with sticky rice or Asian slaw. Slice up pork chops and use as a filling for spring rolls.

Ingredients



0.1 oz. *6 to 8 Dried Makrut Lime Leaves


0.05 oz. *4 Whole Star Anise

0.1 oz. *4 whole Thai Chiles (or fresh)

2 cups water

0.5 cups brown sugar

0.25 cups Kosher Salt

2 cups ice cubes

1 Tbsp. fish sauce

3 to 4 lbs. pork chops (6 to 8 chops)

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Turkish Bay Leaves

    Bay leaves, also known as laurel leaves or bay laurels, come from a tree native to the eastern Mediterranean. The flavor of bay leaves is best brou...

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  • Coriander Seeds

    Coriander is the dried seed or fruit of the Coriandrum sativum plant, which belongs to the parsley family. Cilantro is the leaf of this same plant ...

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  • Yellow Mustard Seeds

    Myrosinase is the enzyme that creates the pungent taste of mustard and is activated by water. Thus, when cooked in oil, the taste of the seeds wil...

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Directions

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast coriander and mustard seeds, stirring constantly, for a few minutes until fragrant. Transfer to a small saucepan and add remaining spices, water, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Add ice and fish sauce and let brine cool to at least room temperature before adding pork chops. Make sure chops are fully submerged in brine. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, but these are even better if left to brine overnight. Remove from brine, pat dry, and sear in a stovetop skillet or grill to desired doneness.