Smoked Pork Chops


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Home Made

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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  • 4 tasty pork chops, preferably organic
  • 2–3 tbsp salt
  • 8 juniper berries, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 peppercorns
  • smoke chips, a few dried bay leaves and preferably a few dried twigs of the juniper berry bush


Dissolve the salt in a tray with water in which the chops fit neatly. Add the juniper berries, bay and peppercorns, as well as the meat. Leave to soak in the brine for 2 hours or longer if you have the time.

Heat the smoker with 3 tbsp smoke chips, a few bay leaves and perhaps eight juniper berry twigs. Pat the chops dry and smoke for approx. 8 minutes.

Heat the barbecue or grill pan and bake the chops on high heat until crisp and golden brown. They are probably nearly cooked, and therefore do not have to be baked for a long time.

Serve with stew or fried scorzonera (salsify/black oyster plant) and carrots.