• 33 Ratings

This pork is infused with citrus flavor two ways. Orange zest is included in the marinade, and fresh orange juice brightens the final dish. Brining boosts the juiciness of a lean meat, such as pork loin.



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  • Prep:

    Bring water, sugar, and salt to a simmer in a large pot, stirring to dissolve. Remove from heat. Add ice, bay leaf, thyme, orange zest, and peppercorns, and let cool completely. Place pork in a nonreactive dish, and completely cover with brine. Refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 8 hours. Remove pork from brine, and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Grill:

    Heat grill to medium. Grill pork, covered with vent open, turning every 6 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees, about 32 minutes. (Pork will continue to cook to proper doneness as it rests.) Transfer pork to a cutting board, and let rest 15 minutes. Slice pork, and squeeze orange over slices. Serve with mustard.


33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 0