Italian Brine

Italian Brine
Regarding BBQ Inc.
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 7 cups (1 serving)

This flavorful brine is perfect for pretty much any meat, but particularly pork and chicken. Because of the vinegar in this brine it has an extra tenderizing affect.

What You'll Need

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons kosher salt (or 3 tablespoons table salt)
  • 1/4 cup ​red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oregano (fresh, chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring constantly until salt is dissolved.

2. This is enough brine for about 6 pounds of meat. Brine pork and beef for 1 hour per pound and poultry for 30 minutes per pound.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 584
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 35,001 mg
Carbohydrates 132 g
Dietary Fiber 39 g
Protein 27 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)