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Lemon-Tarragon Grilled Pork Chops

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)
Soaking the pork chops in a brine keeps them moist as they cook. Use basil, instead of tarragon, if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 174
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 25.5 g
  • carbohydrate 0.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 69 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 333 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until sugar and salt dissolve. Pour water mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add tarragon, rind, juice, and pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle pork evenly with pepper. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.