Brine Marinade

Brine Marinade

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  • Serving: About 1 quart of brine

Brine, which is a mixture of salt and water, can be used to enhance the juiciness of pork, poultry and shellfish.   


  • 2 cups sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 quart water
  • 3 bay leaves or rosemary sprigs (optional)
  • lemon slices (optional)


  1. Place the food to be marinated into a plastic Ziploc or a glass container, and then add the brine to cover.
  2. Soak pork chops in the brine for 4 hours, large shrimp for 30 minutes, turkey breast 6 hours, a whole chicken for 4 hours, and chicken pieces for 2 hours.
  3. After removing the marinated food from the container, make sure to discard the brine.


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