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Pork Tenderloin Brine


Pork tenderloin
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This brine is perfect for pork, but works well with other meats like poultry. Brining adds moisture and flavor to anything you cook.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Enough Brine for 5 pounds


  • 8 cups/1.9 L of water
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL sugar
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL allspice berries


Boil 2 cups of water. Add salt and sugar and stir until dissolved. Add remaining 6 cups of cold water and stir in remaining ingredients. Makes enough brine for about 5 pounds of tenderloin. Brine for at least 12 hours.
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