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Grilled Pork Chops with Cucumber-Dill Salad

Backyard barbecuing becomes an easy weeknight option with quick-cooking chops and a crisp cucumber salad.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2009
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Cook's Notes

Pork shoulder chops are a great low-cost cut; you can also use boneless pork loin chops. Chicken cutlets are another good option.

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  • SDMurphy
    29 JUL, 2010
    Delish! The salad was the right side to go with the chops. I used pork loin chops
  • MS10953768
    22 JUL, 2010
    JMP, thanks for the tip. I took your suggestion and brined the chops for dinner tonight, as per your instructions. They came out great- moist, tender and flavorful, even with the minimal seasoning. I always brine poultry, but I had never thought to do it with pork.
  • JMP878
    21 JUL, 2010
    Go for one inch chops.. Grocery stores will do this on request -- you just have to wait a bit. I usually order my meat first, then go shopping. Brine the chops. if you have time -- it adds a lot of flavor. The basic receipe is, per pound of meat: 1 quart of water 1/2c sugar (for pork, I use dark brown) 1/4c Kosher salt. Let brine for at least an hour, up to 8 hours. Rinse with cold water, then pat dry. For chicken and shrimp, I use white sugar. Do not brine red meat.

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