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Grilled pork chops with grapefruit relish recipe

Grilled pork chops with grapefruit relish recipe

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This mouth-watering and unique dish results in tender, flavourful pork chops accompanied by a tangy and sweet grapefruit relish.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 950ml water
  • 500ml orange juice
  • 145g salt
  • 110g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 grapefruits, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • salt and black pepper to taste

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:40min ›Extra time:1hr marinating › Ready in:2hr

  1. Whisk together the water, orange juice, 145g salt, light brown soft sugar, garlic granules, oregano and thyme in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Submerge the pork chops in the brine. Cover the bowl with cling film and brine in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Heat grapefruit juice, 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar and red chilli flakes in a saucepan. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to the 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 grill and set the rack about 15cm from the heat source.
  4. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat dry. Place the pork chops on a baking tray lined with aluminium foil. Brush each side of the chops with the reserved grapefruit juice syrup. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes on each side and the pork is no longer pink in the centre. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read 70 degrees C.
  5. Place the remaining fresh grapefruit sections on the pork and drizzle relish over the top.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(4)

Reviews in English (2)

by the Tower Chef

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.-07 Mar 2011

by SunnyDaysNora

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.-22 May 2012


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