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Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops

Apple Cider Ham & Molasses Glaze

4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
1 cup water
1/3 cup fine sea salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon thyme, dried
12-ounce bottle of hard cider or apple cider, chilled
1 1/2 cups ice water
2 teaspoons hot sauce, divided

3 pounds boneless ham, netting removed
1 quart apple cider
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, strings peeled and stalks cut in half
1 orange, zested and juiced (about 1/3 cup juice)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

In a small saucepan, stir 1 cup water with salt, 1/3 cup of
maple syrup and dried thyme over medium heat until salt
dissolves and water is hot, but not boiling. Remove from
heat. Add cider, ice water and 1 teaspoon hot sauce and
stir until ice dissolves to create brine.
Put chops in a self-sealing plastic bag, pour brine over
the chops in the bag and seal. Refrigerate no longer than
two hours. In small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup syrup
and 1 teaspoon hot sauce; set aside.
Prepare a grill to medium-high heat, about 450 degrees.
Remove chops from brine and pat dry with paper towels.
Grill chops over direct heat until the internal temperature
reaches between 145 degrees for medium rare and 160
degrees for medium, 4 to 5 minutes per side. During the
last 2 minutes, brush chops on both sides with remaining
syrup mixture. Remove from the grill and let rest several
minutes before serving.

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Heat oven to 350 degrees.
	 In a large Dutch oven, add the cider, onion, fennel,
celery, orange zest and juice and thyme and bring to a boil
over high heat. Add the ham, reduce the heat to low, and
cover tightly. Simmer, occasionally turning the ham, for 30
minutes. Remove from the heat, uncover and let stand for
10 minutes.
	 Transfer ham to a plate. Strain cooking liquid over a
large bowl, reserving solids.
	 Next, transfer the strained pieces to a roasting pan and
place the ham on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Brush ham
with some of the molasses. Continue baking, brushing
with more molasses every 10 minutes, until ham is glazed
and a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the ham
reads 150 degrees, about 30 minutes more. Let stand at
room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.
	 When ready to serve, slice the ham crosswise, brush
with any leftover molasses and serve.

Recipes and photos provided
by Missouri Pork Association.
For more information,
visit www.mopork.com
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