I don't eat a lot of meat, but when I do, I like it to be really tender and succulent, not like shoe leather, if you get my drift. My darling mum would always buy the big pork cushion chops and slowly grill them, serving them with home made apple sauce, nothing really fancy, just good, simple food.
I can't remember her pork chops ever being dry, I think it was the layers of fat running through that cut of pork. We like to buy the loin chops now, and, if you're not careful they can end up being dry, by brining them, you are always guaranteed of juicy, well seasoned and succulent pork chops. It is a super simple method and even a quick one hour brine will make the world of difference. So, if you don't like shoe leather but love juicy pork chops, try this little kitchen hack that will make you a pork rock star in your kitchen.
|Ingredients for brining pork, clockwise from top right- 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon juniper berries, 2 star anise, 1/4 cup salt, 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon pepper corns|
|Combine all the ingredients, stirring to dissolve the salt and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes|