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    All-Purpose Mild Brine for Poultry and Pork

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    Kirstin in the Couv's Note:

    This is a simple all-purpose mild brine for chicken, turkey and pork. It is fabulous used when grilling chicken pieces. The meat will never be dry.

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    • 1/4 cup kosher salt, like diamond crystal (or 3 tbsp Morton's kosher salt or 2 tbsp table salt)
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 quart water


    1. 1
      Mix cold water, salt and sugar and stir to dissolve.
    2. 2
      In a non-reactive container, immerse food in brine, seal and refrigerate.
    3. 3
      Use 1 quart of brine per pound of meat, not to exceed 2 gallons.
    4. 4
      Brine for 1 hour per pound (when brining multiple items, time is based on weight of a single item), but not less than 30 minutes or more than 8 hours.
    5. 5

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2013


      I love the simplicity of this brine. The ease of preparation makes this one I will use again and again. It worked great and helped me to save an otherwise excellent recipe from death due to salt.<br/><br/>The recipe in question is #33671. If you want to brine a turkey, you will need to double or triple this recipe, but it is so easy to make you will have no trouble doing so. It was just right for my rather large chicken. Just be sure to rinse well before cooking.

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    • on June 06, 2013


      never brined before WOW thanks for the recipe

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    • on September 12, 2012


      I love this brine. I always have the ingredients on hand. I love that you don't have to wait for it to cool down because it starts cool. And, best of all, it has helped me make the best, juicy chicken that I have ever made. Thanks, Kirstin for such and simple and good brine.

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    Nutritional Facts for All-Purpose Mild Brine for Poultry and Pork

    Serving Size: 1 (1046 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 97.5
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 28322.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 25.1 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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