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How to Brine

Date Added: Jun 2, 2010 Cooking Techniques Culinary skills
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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

0 mins

Ready In

5 mins

Serving

1

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Description

Brine is water saturated or nearly saturated with a salt (usually sodium chloride). It is used to preserve vegetables, fish, and meat, in a process known as brining. Brine is also commonly used to age Halloumi and Feta cheeses.


Ingredients

  • 2  Quart(s) Water
  • 1
  • ½  Cup(s) Kosher Salt
  • 2
  • ½  Cup(s) Sugar
  • 3
  • 1  Tea Spoon(s) Dry Basil
  • 4
  • 1  Tea Spoon(s) Dry Oregano
  • 5
  • ¼  Cup(s) Soy sauce
  • 6

Directions

    1. Pour your filter or bottle water into a mixing bowl, add you soy sauce, salt, sugar oregano, basil and whisk/mix.
    2. Next add your cut 4 oz pieces of chicken breast. Let it sit in the refrigerator for for 8 to 10 hours for best results. Never brine at room temperature.

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