This brine can be used on any kind of poultry and pork. It gives a sweet, maple flavor to meats.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Yield: Makes about 1 gallon of brine
- 4 quarts water
- 2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup sea salt
- 8-10 whole cloves garlic, peeled
- 6-8 whole bay leaves
- 3 large sprigs of thyme
- 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
Place 2 quarts of water and other ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil, dissolving sugar and maple syrup. Remove from heat, add remaining 2 quarts and allow brine to cool completely before using.