Recipe courtesy of Lockeland Table

Lockeland Table Pork Brine

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 gallon brine
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3/4 cup kosher salt 

3/4 cup granulated sugar 

6 fresh parsley stems 

6 sprigs fresh thyme 

5 black peppercorns 

3 bay leaves 

2 cloves 

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 star anise 

Pork chops


  1. Combine 1 gallon water, the salt, sugar, parsley, thyme, peppercorns, bay leaves, cloves, garlic and star anise in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Remove from the heat, and let cool completely.
  2. Pour over pork chops, cover and let brine in the refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours. Drain the chops, and then sear or cook as desired.

Cook’s Note

For larger amounts, add another gallon of water and double the recipe.

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