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Basic Pork Brine


"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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10 m servings 85 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 85 calories; 0 g fat; 22 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1160 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 ...

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.

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 plent...

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

My husband and I both enjoyed this to a point. We found a cup of brown sugar too much, it made the pork too sweet. The pork was beautifully tender and next time I will cut down on the sugar

This was pretty good and I'll use this again. I didn't have ginger so I didn't use it. And I added a sprig of fresh rosemary. And I heated the brine in the microwave to make sure the sugar an...

Totally easy am delicious