Sweet and Savory Pork Brine

Sweet and Savory Pork Brine

This flavorful brine is perfect for pork, but it also works well on poultry. It has a sweet flavor in addition to all the herbs and spices.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes about 5 cups

3 cups water
1 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Place with pork in a large container making sure that brine completely covers the pork. Cover and refrigerator for at least one day, but no more than 4 days.

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