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Basic Brine




Difficulty:Easy
Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:5 Minutes
Serves:1

Nutritional Information

Brining solution enhances the flavor of proteins, and can be varied with many different types of sugars and spices.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces kosher salt
  • 4 ounces packed brown sugar
  • 64 ounces hot water
  • 64 ounces ice cold water
  • 1.5 ounces pickling spice

Directions

  • 1. In a saucIn a medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar and hot water. Whisk vigorously until all the salt and sugar is dissolved. Then add the ice cubes until the liquid is no longer hot and pour over the protein. Soak for several hours, or overnight. (Note: Make certain the meat is fully submerged in the brine, and make more brine as needed to fully cover the meat.)e pot, combine the salt, sugar and hot water. Heat and whisk vigorously until all the salt and sugar has dissolved.
  • 2. Remove from the heat then add the ice cubes until the liquid is no longer hot and pour over the protein. Soak for 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the protein. Smaller proteins such as shrimp, smaller cuts of fish, pork tenderloin or chicken breasts may only brine for 30-45 minutes. Larger proteins such as whole chickens may brine for a few hours.
  • 3. Make certain the meat is fully submerged in the brine. You may need to make more brine as needed to fully cover the meat.

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