Bourbon and Molasses Brined Pork Chops

September 7, 2009 4 brined double cut pork chops patted dry
Pepper Grinder
2tbl olive oil

Preheat Grill to medium high heat.
Season pork Chop with freshly cracked black pepper
Brush Pork Chops with Olive Oil.
Cook for approx 8 minutes on each side to an internal temperature of 145 degrees .
Serve with Grilled golden Potato Salad and freshly Grilled Sweet Corn.

Bourbon and Mollasses Brine
1 ¾ Qts Water
½ cup Kosher Salt
½ cup Molasses
1 cup Bourbon
1tbs whole peppercorns
1 bunch fresh thyme

Combine Ingredients in Stainless Steel pan
Stir until Salt and Molasses are dissolved
Add pork Chops and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hrs

Grilled Golden Potato Salad

12 Medium Size almost cooked (still Firm) Yukon Gold Potato
1/4 Cup Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
8 Slices hickory smoked Bacon
1 large Red Onion (thinly Sliced)
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbl Sugar
1 Cup Crumbled Maytag Blue Cheese
1/4 cup Chop Parsley

Slice cooked Yukon's to 1 inch thick and toss with ¼ cup of olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill sliced potatoes for about 3 minutes per side and place on side in large bowl.

Heat medium skillet and cook sliced bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and crumble. In skillet remove all grease accept 2 tbl. Add sliced onions and sautee for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat. Add sugar, vinegar and 1/8 cup olive oil and cook until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture over potatoes and toss with Maytag blue cheese, crumbled bacon, and parsley.

Grilled Sweet Corn

4 ears of fresh Sweet Corn
2 tbl Olive Oil
2 tbl Creole seasoning

2.Grilled Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Skewers

Peeled and deveined 16/20 Shrimp
Bias Sliced ¾" cooked Andouille Sausage
2 tbl creole Seasoning
2 tbl olive oil
Sweet Baby Ray's Spicy Barbecue

Soak 3" skewers in cold water for 1 hour. Skewer 1 piece of sausage with 1 shrimp Season Shrimp with creole seasoning. Brush shrimp skewers with olive oil and grill over medium high heat for about 2 minutes on each side. When shrimp are almost ready brush them with Sweet Baby Rays Southwest barbecue sauce. Recipe follows.

Sweet Baby Ray's Southwest Barbecue Sauce

1 18oz Bottle Sweet Baby Ray's original Sauce
2 cups water
3 fl oz Cider Vinegar
2 Tbl Chili Powder
1 Tbl Cumin
1 tsp Red Pepper Flake
½ tsp Cayenne
1 Tbl Kosher Salt
2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Tbl Hot Sauce
1 Tbl Worchestire Sauce
2 Tbl Yellow Mustard

Mix all Ingredients in a Stainless Steel pot and bring to simmer, let cool and store in refrigerator covered.

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