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Zio’s Brine – Pork or Chicken

Zio’s Brine – Pork or Chicken
by James Belardo

This classic brine is especially good for roasted pork or chicken.

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 + cup sea salt (koshering)
2 cloves garlic, crushed roughly
2 bay leaves
1 tsp rosemary
1 tbsp Peppercorns
3 cups cider vinegar
2+ cups water

2.5 lb. Pork Butt, Shoulder butt, Boston Butt
2.5 lb Pork Center Cut Loin
2.5 lb chicken

1. Mix brown sugar, salt, rosemary, peppercorns cider vinegar and water

2. Toss crushed garlic and bay leaves with meat in a large sealable container

3. Pour liquid into container immersing meat

4. Let brine 12-24 hours


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Written by Zio James

June 6, 2016 at 3:31 PM

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