A heavily salted water mixture used to pickle or cure vegetables, meats, fish, and seafood.


  1. Smoked Turkey Breast

    Soaking the turkey breast in the spicy brown sugar brine helps keep the meat moist and juicy, even after 1 1/2 hours of smoke cooking.

  2. Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey with Pinot Noir Gravy

    To brine the turkey you need space for a 5-gallon pot in your refrigerator. If you have neither the room nor the pot, you can cook the brine in a smaller pan and proceed with one of our alternate brining methods.

  3. Chile-Brined Fresh Ham

    Butcher Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats in San Francisco likes to brine fresh ham in a chile-spiked liquid. The pork skin turns wonderfully crackly in the oven.

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  1. How to Brine Turkey (or How I Learned to Love the Bird)

    Mon, 14 Nov 2011

    Why brine your Thanksgiving turkey ? Well, gravy can ..... diabetes. As any convert will tell you, brine your turkey once, and you’ll probably ..... the next day. So how do you do actually brine a turkey? There are about as many variations

  2. Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken: Dinner for $10

    Mon, 6 Feb 2012

    The secret to making this Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken as a weeknight family-favorite? Prepare the buttermilk brine the night before — the extra soaking will only make the chicken taste better, and that way, come dinnertime, all you have

  3. Behold the Bacon Pig: A Big Break with Thanksgiving Tradition

    Fri, 8 Nov 2013

    Smoke in Da Eye We get it: whether you brine it, deep fry it or smoke it, for some people, Thanksgiving turkey is always going to be, well, a little boring. And we’re

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Cover to Cover 2013: Sides Dishes and Condiments

    Wed, 25 Sep 2013

    Way back when we kicked off the Cover to Cover challenge, we promised an explosion. Well, here you go. The Brussels Sprouts Kimchi, in which the sprouts ferment in a pickling brine for five days, led to an exploding jar...

  2. Goat Cheese and Cranberry Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Sweet Potato Strings

    Fri, 20 Nov 2015

    I like to share pretty much every time I cook chicken breasts: the trick to making them super moist and tasty is to lightly brine them before you use ’em. It requires VERY little effort on your part but is SO totally worth it, I’m sure that once you’ve

  3. apple cider sangria

    Fri, 6 Nov 2015

    five years ago and from what I hear, Alton Brown’s turkey recipe is the only one you’ll ever need. (Or should I dry brine ? Or maybe this lacquered thing ? Or maybe a mash-up of all of them? Or maybe just import a smoked one from Texas and be

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How To

  1. How to Make Fried Chicken

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    cup buttermilk Cooking oil Directions For brine , in a resealable plastic bag set in a bowl ..... crosswise. Add all chicken pieces to the brine ; seal bag. Chill for 2 to 4 hours; remove chicken from brine . Drain chicken; pat dry with paper towels

  2. Chicken Recipe Finder

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    breaded, fried, and baked to a golden brown. Buttermilk fried chicken has always been a family favorite. Don't be surprised by the amount of salt in the buttermilk brine . It gives the fried chicken great flavor your family will love.

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