Friday, October 28, 2011

Apple Cider Pork Brine

Say goodbye to bland dry pork. This is a brine for any cut of pork you may be having. The meat comes out so juicy and flavorful. I made pork chops, they were the best pork chops I have ever had! If you have never brined meat I seriously suggest you try to.



5 cups Ice Water Plus 1 Tray Of Icecubes
3 cups Apple Cider
½ cups Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
¼ cups Salt
4 sprigs Fresh Thyme
1 whole Bay Leaf
1 Tablespoon Black Peppercorns
1 Tablespoon Corriander Seeds
1 whole Orange, Just The Rind

Preparation Instructions

Place water in a large bowl that has a lid.
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil (the smell will be amazing). Once it has boiled, pour the mixture into the bowl with water, and then add ice cubes and whichever cut of pork you are using. Cover tightly with lid and place in fridge for 3 hours but no more than 8.
Remove the meat from the brine and prepare the pork using your favorite cooking method (grilled, baked, etc) and your favorite recipe.


  1. This looks incredible and so fallish! Love your blog... your recipes are mouthwatering!

  2. I love pork - we eat a lot of it! I have never tried a brine though. Going to have to change that!

  3. Love the flavours in your brine, Rina. Keep meaning to try brining meat as I've heard such great reports of the results - will give it a go with your recipe.

  4. Fantastic! I LOVE brined pork. I don't do it every time, but every time I do it - it's fantastic!