Grilled Pork Chops with Concord Grapes Gluten Free

Grilled Pork Chops with Concord Grapes Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 bone-in pork rib chops, cut 1 1/4 inches thick (10 ounces each)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pepper
  • 1 pound seedless purple grapes, stemmed (3 cups), preferably Concord
  • Aged balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir the salt, sugar and boiling water until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Let cool until lukewarm. Add the chops and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°.
  4. Place the garlic on a sheet of foil and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
  5. Wrap tightly and roast until very soft, 45 minutes. Cool. Squeeze the cloves from the skins and mash.
  6. Light a grill and oil the grate.
  7. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat dry.
  8. Rub all over with 2 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Grill over moderate heat, turning once, until lightly charred and just cooked through, 10 minutes. Transfer to plates; keep warm.
  10. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil.
  11. Add the grapes and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until they start to burst, 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and half of the mashed garlic and cook, stirring, until incorporated, 1 minute.
  13. Reserve the remaining garlic for another use.
  14. Transfer the grapes to the plates.
  15. Drizzle the chops and grapes with vinegar and serve.