Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pork Brine and Rub

We use this combination of brine and rub on many of our pork recipes. It's a sure fire way to come up with tender and juicy pork.

1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup maple syrup or brown sugar
2 bay leaves
1 tsp black pepper corns
1 head of garlic cut in half
1 Tbsp thyme

Put everything in  2 qt. hot water and stir until salt dissolved. Let cool completely. Add pork to brine minimum 2 hours but overnight is best.

1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Tbsp Paprika

Combine all spices and rub well on to pork. Let sit for 2 hours for flavor to absorb.

Innkeepers Inn Above Onion Creek