What Is the Difference Between Corned Beef And Pastrami?

Have you ever been sitting at a deli and thought, “What is the difference between corned beef and pastrami?” Yeah, me too. When I was younger, I feel like I tried to get to the bottom of it. I was familiar...

Turkey brine help!

by britvarama 10 months ago

Hi everybody, I'm new here. Hoping I can get some quick help. Today I prepared Alton Brown's turkey brine recipe. 4 quarts veggie stock, 1 cup salt, half cup brown sugar, and tbsp peppercor...

Brining With Bouillon?

by zackly 1 year ago

I use Knorr Chicken Bouillon to enhance the of various preparation like pilaf, gravy/sauces, meatloaf etc. I have two large bone in pork loin chops that I'm going to prepare Milanese style for dinn...

Deep-Fried turkey.. brine or not?

by adroit_minx 12 years ago

We're considering deep-frying a turkey this Thanksgiving. I always brine a bird headed for the oven, but was wondering if the additional moisture in the bird, if brined, would be a disaster in a d...

How to brine cod loins?

by MrFerociousDinosaur 1 year ago

Alright, so I just bought a huge box of Icelandic cod loins and have 3 thawing in the fridge. I very much enjoy white fish like cod, but prefer to brine it before eating it, so how could I go about...

Fresh Ham- Should I brine?

by Carbear99 7 years ago

I have a very large uncured fresh ham (approx 20 lbs) that I want to cook for Easter. I cooked the other one for Christmas and did not brine it and it was tough and awful. I'm thinking that I n...

Does brining chicken make a big difference?

by mschow 12 years ago

I like to make a roast chicken on the weekends. Until I found this website, I never heard about brining a chicken you were about to roast. I've never done this before. How do you do it, and what...

Brining an already salt injected frozen turkey?

by beckster914 10 years ago

I was planning on using Alton Brown's turkey recipe this year which includes brining and then roasting. I moved my turkey today from the freezer to the fridge to defrost for a few days and noticed ...

Koji/shio koji for meat = magic!

by carophil11 2 years ago

I've recently become obsessed with working on fermentation projects (kimchi, lacto-fermented everything, yogurt, miso, kombucha, even soy sauce). I recently bought some koji-kin (aspergillus oryza...

Shrimp purchased defrosted vs frozen saute different, need thawing tips for firmness?

by TheKnottyHooker 2 years ago

Hi. I buy shrimp at a few local grocery stores to *saute once in a while. The ones I buy defrosted seem to cook up with a firmer flesh. I don't overcook them but they get this nice firmness and get...

Dry Brined Shell-On Shrimp, Old Bay?

by zackly 3 years ago

The next six weeks are shrimp cocktail season. Now, I've cooked a lot of shrimp in my life having worked in that industry for almost twenty years. Making great shrimp cocktail is more about using g...

How about burgers from a wet-brined chuck roast...?

by airspacegeek 3 years ago

I've recently discovered the wonders (there's understatement of the year) of brining. I've done the Thanksgiving turkey (brined and spatchcocked), chicken thighs, pork roasts, and short ribs. I'm a...

Brining lamb?

by judybird 11 years ago

We're going to cook a boneless leg of lamb on the barbecue for a dinner party on Sunday, and are undecided whether to brine it or not. I did a Google search and found two successive articles from C...

Oops, In Dry Brine I used Baking Soda instead of Baking Powder

by JuniorBalloon 3 years ago

I have a 9 pound turkey that's been dry brining in the fridge overnight. Missread the recipe and used Baking Soda instead of Baking Powder. 2 tblsp of kosher salt and one tsp of Baking Soda. What c...

Do I really need to brine the turkey?

by sandiasingh 6 years ago

We are going to smoke a turkey this year and I found this recipe on the CH site. Do I really need to brine it? I'm not crazy about the idea but I guess it will keep it moist? http://www.chow.c...

Brine Bag Disaster!

by dsbreuer 3 years ago

I spent the latter half of the day quick thawing my turkey in a cooler of ice water and moved to a brine this evening. I placed it in a brine bag, which apparently sprung a leak, leaving a good po...

When to Brine a Spatchcocked Roasting Chicken

by Pinnacos 3 years ago

I'm going to be roasting a spatchcocked chicken for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and would like to brine the bird for 4 hours before roasting. Should I spatchcock the bird before or after brining...

Brine vs. Marinade for grilled chicken

by jerry200 10 years ago

I'm somewhat new to cooking, but I've got a fancy new outdoor grill and I'm trying to educate myself. Last night I grilled chicken breasts that I brined according to a simple recipe I found (1/2...

Brining Question

by rriley99 3 years ago

Howdy guys, I stumbled upon a recipe where you brine a 3# pork loin in 2.5gal of brine for about 5 days in the fridge. Now I've got a mini fridge from my college days that I use for things like t...

Brining Corn Fed Chicken Breasts (Skin on / Bone In)

by chrism007 3 years ago

Hi Guys, I've got the family coming over for lunch on the weekend and have ordered some Holmbrae Corn Fed Chicken Breasts (Bone In, Skin On) to roast in my wood fired oven. The Holmbrae Corn ...

Why brine poultry and pork but not beef?

by just_M 9 years ago

Does anyone brine beef? If so, how and with what results? If not, why not? There may be recipes out there, but I haven't seen them. With such great results brining poultry and pork its got me looki...