Basic Pork Brine

Basic Pork Brine - Sauces and Condiments

Brining is a simple process that can turn your next home-cooked meal into something extraordinary. Some vegetables are difficult to eat raw, but in brine they become more edible and flavorful. Brines also tenderize tougher cuts of meat by breaking down the muscle fibers with salt water over time, so you’ll get a more flavorful bite each time. Pork is one of the most popular meats for brining because it takes well to being soaked in salty liquids, which mean it will be moist when cooked through. We’ve got just the recipe for basic pork brine!

prep: 10 mins total: 10 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 10 servings


3 cloves garlic, gently crushed

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups water, more if needed

3 slices fresh ginger, gently crushed

2 tablespoons kosher salt


Mix water, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in garlic and ginger.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 85 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 22g; sodium 1159.8mg.

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