Another in the (delicious) quest for more excellent pork chop brines – I think this is now up there with my other favorite’s, Jon’s Cider chops and beer brined chops. Awesome on the grill! I adapted this from Rasa Malaysia.
- 4 thick pork chops (bone-in is my favorite, but you could do either one)
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (I used regular sodium for the brining purposes)
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 cup cold water
Mix all the ingredients for the brine in a container or pot, just big enough for the pork chops. Marinade the pork chops in the Brine for at least 8 hours or overnight. Grill either outdoors or on a grill pan, about 4-5 minutes a side.