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    Brined Pork Roast

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    12 hrs 5 mins

    12 hrs

    5 mins

    Tish's Note:

    Brining is a technique that is makes the roast more juicy, by making possible the accumulation of juices within the meat during cooking. The proportion of salt to water must be 1/3 to 1/2 cup per each 2 quarts of liquid (or 2/3 to 1 cup of salt per gallon), in order for this transformation to occur. The sugar balances the flavors; the herbs and spices have only a very subtle impact on the flavor of the finished dish. *Cooking time for roast is not included as this is determined by the size of the roast!

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    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Cool to room temperature.
    4. 4
      Immerse pork roast of your choice in the cooled brine mixture, and refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight (up to 24 hours) turning occasionally if necessary for even brining.
    5. 5
      Remove roast from brine, rinse, and pat dry with paper towels, and roast (on a rack or grill pan) according to your favorite recipe until a thermometer, inserted in the center of the roast, reads 155 degrees.
    6. 6
      Allow the roast to rest for 20 minutes before carving.
    7. 7
      (Roast may be coated with mustard, breadcrumbs or glaze of your choice before or during roasting, if desired.) NOTE: Smaller cuts of pork, such as pork tenderloins, may also be brined in this way- but should be immersed in the brine solution for proportionately less time, to avoid over-salting.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 13, 2010

      I have made this recipe several times. My family does not like pork (so they say) but when I make this they eat it! Make sure you brine at least 12 hours for a food soaking.
      You do not need to put anything on the roast before cooking just drain put in a pan and cook!

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    • on January 13, 2008


      I doubled the recipe...I used it for a six pound picnic...didn't have anise seeds, bay leaves or the whole cloves... soooo I used a teaspoon of pickling spice I had on hand which has the bay leaves and whole cloves in it...came out GREAT!!! thanx Tish for a great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Brined Pork Roast

    Serving Size: 1 (2502 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 201.5
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 37725.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 49.9 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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