To brine a chicken, begin by bringing 1/2 gallon of water, 1 cup kosher salt, 1/2 cup sugar and your preferred flavorings to a boil. Chopped onion, garlic and celery work are popular seasoning options. Remove the mixture... More » Food Cooking

Caribbean-flavored brine and basic brine are both good brine recipes for meat. Brining locks in moisture and adds flavor to the meat. Both of these recipes are suitable for pork and lamb. More » Food Cooking Meat

You can brine pork chops for 12 to 24 hours, depending on the thickness of the cut. Brining breaks down the cell structure of the meat, so any time longer than 24 hours might produce an undesired texture and over-salted ... More »

To make a basic roast chicken, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the chicken, and rub it with freshly ground pepper and kosher salt. Stuff the chicken with thin slices of lemon and fragrant herbs, such as parley, thym... More » Food Cooking

To make a copycat Tabasco hot sauce, mix 36 chilies with 2 cups of water and 1 ounce of kosher salt together, and then place the product in a large glass jar. Allow the chilies to ferment for several weeks, and then add ... More » Food Cooking

To make a simple and basic turkey brine, combine and boil 1 cup kosher salt, aromatics, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 gallon of water. Allow the brine to cool, and add in 1 gallon of cold water. Transfer the brine int... More » Food Cooking

To make traditional cranberry jelly, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan to a boil, and remove from heat. Add in 12 ounces of fresh or frozen cranberries, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and s... More » Food Cooking