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Oct 27, 2009 02:01 PM

HELP - need pork brine recipe

Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong place- I am NEW.

I need a brine recipe for a pork butt roast. Prefer a 2-3 day brine. With complete instructions on what I am to do.
Thank you!!!

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    1. I used this "recipe" from Cook's Illustrated this weekend.

      1. I've used this one several times to rave reviews. It's a keeper!

          1. You can dry brine it with a rub, and let it sit over a rack on a sheet pan in your fridge, until you want to cook it. Not sure how you're cooking it, roasting or braising? Anyway, here's what I rub mine with:

            Brown sugar
            kosher salt & pepper
            smoked paprika
            garlic powder
            either dried oregano or thyme

            Depending on the size of the roast, the top of the list is the most quantity (about 1/2 c. or more brown sugar) to a few teaspoons of the dry herbs.

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            1. re: Phurstluv

              nice! i too prefer a dry rub as brining takes more time to properly develop flavors in the meat and works well in either roasting or braising.