Pure Leaf® Peach Tea Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Pure Leaf® Peach Tea Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles Pure Leaf® Peach, 18.5 oz bottles
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 4 cloves  garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorn, whole
  • 2 each rosemary, fresh, sprigs
  • 2 each thyme, fresh, sprigs
  • 4 each pork chops, double cut, bone in
  • 2 each peaches, fresh, pitted and sliced into 1/8s
  • ½ cup red onion, very thin julienne
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • ¼ tsp. rosemary, fresh, finely chopped
  • pinch chipotle powder
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • to taste sugar
  • to taste sea salt

Directions:

  • Prepare the brine by combining the tea, salt, garlic, pepper, rosemary, thyme in a small pot and heat until the mixture simmers and the salt dissolves.
  • Place the pot in an ice bath to cool the brine. Once the brine is cool (less than 40 degrees) add the pork and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Preheat the grill on medium high heat.
  • Once the grill is hot, grill the peaches until well marked on both sides and remove them from the heat.
  • Mix the warm slices of peaches with the onion, vinegar, mustard, rosemary, chipotle, sugar and salt. Set this mixture aside.
  • Remove the pork from the brine and pat dry.
  • Grill the pork chops for 5-6 minutes per side, rotating them ¼ turn halfway through or until desired doneness (145°F – 160°F). Remove them from heat.
  • Plate the pork and garnish with the peach mixture and serve.