Perfect Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes and Plums

There are 2 key aspects to making the perfect juicy pork chop, and they involve using bone-in chops and brining the chops before cooking. If you follow the recipe below you'll be in for some of the best pork chops of your life. Enjoy, friend!

Course Dinner
Keyword pork chop
Servings 4 people
Calories 376 kcal


Perfect Pork Chops

  • 4 cups tepid water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 4 pork chops, bone-in about 14 ounces per chop
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Roasted Grapes and Plums

  • 1 pound grapes on the stem
  • 1/2 pound plums pitted and cut into eigths
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


Perfect Pork Chops

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the water and the salt until the salt dissolved.

  2. Place a gallon-sized ziplock bag in a large bowl. Place the pork chops in the bag, and fill the bag with the brine. Seal it and place the bowl with the bag in the refrigerator. Allow the pork chops to brine overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Set two large cast iron skillets in the oven to preheat them.

  4. Remove the pork from the bag, rinse thoroughly, and pat them dry. Coast the pork chops with the olive oil and sprinkle them with some flake sea salt and black pepper.

  5. Use oven mitts to transfer the hot skillets to the stovetop over medium high heat. Sear the pork chops until golden, fitting 2 per pan, about 5 minutes. Flip the pork chops, remove the skillets from the stovetop, and immediately place them in the oven.

  6. Roast until the thickest part of the pork chops reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve immediately with the roasted grapes + plums.

Roasted Grapes and Plums

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and soy sauce.

  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together the grapes, plums, and soy sauce mixture until the fruit is coated in the mixture.

  3. Evenly spread out the fruit on a baking sheet and roast until the color of the grapes deepens and the skin splits, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes and Plums
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 815mg35%
Potassium 805mg23%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.