Sunday, June 27, 2010

Grilled Chops with Apple-Cranberry Maple Glaze...


1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cups water
3 1/2 tbs kosher salt
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs cracked black pepper
1/2 tbs dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried minced garlic
6 dried allspice berries
1/2 bay leaf


1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tbs spicy brown mustard
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/16 tsp cayenne pepper

combine brine ingredients and stir well.
place chops in a resealable plastic bag and pour in brine.
fridge for 12 to 24 hours, turning once or twice.

combine glaze ingredients, heat over medium until warm.

grill chops for 8 minutes ea side.
during last 3 minutes of cooking, baste both sides of chops with glaze.
drizzle last of glaze over chops at table and chow down.
best chops i ever had.

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