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Pork Brine

Pork Chart
Thomas Keller

Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins
Entrees
American

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12 bay leaves
  • 3 large rosemary sprigs
  • 1/2 bunch thyme
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup garlic cloves crushed, skin left on
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 cup kosher salt preferably Diamond Crystal
  • 8 cups water

Directions 

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot, cover, and bring to a boil. Heat for 1 minute, stirring to dissolve the salt.
  • Remove from the heat and cool completely. Chill before using.

Notes

The brine can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.