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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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Cook In Southwest June 12, 2013

never brined before WOW thanks for the recipe

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brian.heeringa June 06, 2013

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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Zaarina September 12, 2012

I made one batch of this recipe to brine 2 thick, center cut pork chops. I only brined for 1 hour, removed the chops from the brine, brushed with Greek salad dressing, and sprinkled with Pork Chop seasoning from Penzey's spices, then grilled them:)) They were so moist and delicious! I will use this brine from now on! Thank you for sharing :) Next time I will take a picture to post :)))

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Marianne5 December 27, 2011

Excellent brine. It's nice and simple to make as written and always produces a tender, juicy piece of chicken. I've also added lemon/garlic/peppercorns. Today I substituted brown sugar for part of the white and added cinnamon/cardamom/star anise and oranges. We grilled the chicken and that was delicious too. This brine is fun because it's wonderful as is, or as a vehicle for many other flavors.

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AQueen June 13, 2011

Love it!!!! It's so easy. My family loves when I brine; we can definitely taste the difference. It's so yummy on pork and chicken. Thanks for such a fool proof recipe!

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atndwj January 13, 2010

Nice brine. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn December 21, 2009

I've never brined before and decided to finally give it a try. I threw a pork roast into the brine and let it sit in the fridge for about 3 hours before roasting. What a difference! I will definitely be doing this again and again. Thank you for an easy brine recipe!!

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stonecoldcrazy May 12, 2009

I used this to brine some pork chops. I think it's great that you don't have to boil the concoction, wait for it to cool then put the meat in. This recipe lets you start brining right away. Going in keeper file.

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nemokitty March 30, 2009

Oh my! I've never used brine for anything, but I used this recipe for a whole chicken (roasted with herbs) and was thrilled with the results. I am a convert and am looking forward to brining all kinds of meats! Thanks, Kirstin!

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Poodle-icious! November 18, 2008
All-Purpose Mild Brine for Poultry and Pork