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Help me improve my pork chops

cookie monster | | Jul 6, 2009 02:29 PM

I'm still a gas-grilling neophyte, slowly expanding my repetoire beyond hamburgers and hot dogs and asparagus with olive, salt and pepper. 4th of July I tried pork chops for the first time, using this recipe from the June 2009 Food & Wine magazine:


I followed the recipe and the grilling instructions exactly, and the pork was good but not great. It was moist, which I understand is no small accomplishment with today's nearly fat-free pig parts, but it lacked much . . . oomph. Next time, should I brine it longer? Use a different spice rub? Marinate instead of brining?

P.S. I also tried this asparus recipe which sounded a little odd (mayonnaise on the grill, huh?) but turned out to be delicious:


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