Brines are not quite marinades, but more of a salty solution that helps keep the moisture in meats that typically dry out during the grilling process. This is a popular solution for turkey and pork.
The things to remember about using brine are;
Always rinse then pat dry the meat before cooking
Use a container that is big enough to fully submerge your meat, but not so big that it is allowed to float
Times for brining:
- Shrimp-30 mins
- Whole Chicken (4 lbs.) – 8-12 hrs.
- Chicken parts – 1½ hrs.
- Cornish game hen – 2 hours
- Turkey (12-14 lbs.) – 24 hrs
- Pork Chops (1¼ to 1½–inches thick) 1-2 days
- Whole pork tenderloin – 12 hrs
- Whole pork loin – 4 hrs.
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