Rosemary and Brown Sugar Pork Brine

Pork rib brine recipe
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups
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This flavorful brine is perfect for pork, but it also works well on poultry. It has a sweet flavor in addition to all the herbs and spices.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups (710 mL) water
  • 1 cup (240 mL) honey
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) mustard seed
  • 1
  • bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) ground nutmeg

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

3. Place with pork in a large container making sure that brine completely covers the pork. Cover and refrigerator for 6 hours for smaller items like chops, and up to 24 hours for larger cuts.