Maple Brine

Maple Brine

This brine can be used on any kind of poultry and pork. It gives a sweet, maple flavor to meats.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: Makes about 1 gallon of brine

Ingredients:
4 quarts water
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup sea salt
8-10 whole cloves garlic, peeled
6-8 whole bay leaves
3 large sprigs of thyme
2 teaspoons whole peppercorns

Preparation:

Place 2 quarts of water and other ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil, dissolving sugar and maple syrup. Remove from heat, add remaining 2 quarts and allow brine to cool completely before using.

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