Basic Pork Brine Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Basic Pork Brine Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Basic Pork Brine

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"I use this brine for all pork cuts that I grill. It adds a subtle flavor to the meat without being too salty. The pork cooks up tender, moist and delicious every time."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

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

  • Cook's Note:
  • Place pork atop the garlic and ginger within the brine. Let sit in refrigerator for up to 8 hours; grill as usual.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.
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Jun 27, 2013

Used 4 good sized pork chops and made as written. Marinated for 8 hours. So much better then the ones I grilled a while back without the brine. Will be making this again.

 
Aug 02, 2013

This is a wonderful recipe - the flavor is just incredible! I added a little (2-3 tsp.) toasted sesame oil because those flavors just begged to be together. The meat was juicy and tender and it looked like meat that had been smoked all day. My kids were all but licking their plates and were begging for more! Thank you for sharing this!!! We also decided that it would be an excellent salad dressing.

 

4 Ratings

Sep 16, 2012

great flavor, I did add half of a onion.will use recipe again.thanks

 
Jun 20, 2014

I added: 1/2 tsp powdered ground ginger & 2 tsp sesame oil. I made 4 thick (approximate 1 1/2" thick, bone-in) pork chops, placed in my vacuum type Marinater, (using 28 pumps). There was plenty of the marinade for 4 thick cut pork chops. Marinated for 24 hours. Then grilled to 155 degrees F., using an instant meat thermometer in the thickest part of the pork chop. Remove and platter, loosely tent, with heavy aluminum foil, for a full 10 minutes. Excellent flavor!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1160 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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