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Brine
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
Brining is a food processing method that uses brine or coarse salt to preserve and season the food while enhancing tenderness and flavor.
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Cook
Ingredients
  • Brine:
Heavy brine 20%:
  • 15 oz / 500ml Water
  • 3 oz / 100g Salt
  • Herbs of choice rosemary, thyme, parsley, mustard seed...
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 15 oz / 500 grams ice or ice water (optional)
Soft Brine 5%:
  • 15 oz / 500ml Water
  • 1 oz / 25g Salt
  • Herbs of choice rosemary, thyme, parsley, mustard seed...
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 15 oz / 500 grams ice or ice water (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine water, salt, and aromatics (garlic, herbs, etc.) in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring it to a boil. Cover and remove from heat then let it cool down completely.

  2. If in a hurry, place ice (or ice water) into a large bowl (or very large measuring cup) and pour brine over ice. Stir until ice is melted.
  3. Place chicken in a big enough plastic bag or bowl and pour cooled down brine over it.

  4. Seal and let it sit at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours, or refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.
Recipe Notes

Drain chicken and pat dry. Use in any recipe, but make sure the chicken gets only lightly salted once it is brined.