Brining Recipes

A lot of salt goes a long way in these brining recipes that tenderize and season your lean meats.

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How to Brine a Turkey

Put a stop to dry, flavorless birds. Learn how to brine a turkey using the traditional wet brine method.

How to Brine Practically Any Meat

We'll show you why it's worth it to use a brine—especially on leaner cuts of meat like pork chops and...

This Is Our Juiciest Turkey Recipe. Here’s Why.

Looking for the juiciest turkey recipe? Our Test Kitchen has a five-star recipe your family will love, plus plenty of...

Our Top 10 Best Brined Turkey Recipes

Tired of the same 'ole Thanksgiving turkey? Give one of our best turkey brine recipes a try.

Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey

7 reviews

Our home economists marinate this turkey to keep it deliciously moist while roasting.

Brined Roasting Chicken

14 reviews

I discovered the art of brining turkey a few years ago and transferred the technique to roasting a whole chicken....

Hickory Turkey

4 reviews

With a delicious hickory-smoked flavor, this grilled turkey brings a southern twist to the Thanksgiving table—Kim Russell, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Cider-Brined Turkey

4 reviews

My family had been going through some rough times, and when we were finally able to get together for Thanksgiving...

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

4 reviews

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary...

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Herb-Brined Turkey

8 reviews

For an impressive main course, look here. The moist, flavorful bird will have guests counting the minutes until carving time....

Brined Pork Roast with Port Wine Sauce

For extra-special occasions, I enhance my basic Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin (recipe at right) by first brining the roast, which results...

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Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops

39 reviews

A little brining and a special dry rub go a long way to making the perfect pork chop. Once you've...

Spice-Brined Pork Roast

1 review

This brined and barbecued pork roast is unbelievable moist. Adding seasonings to the coals produces an awesome aroma that draws...

Pickled Green Beans with Smoked Salmon Dip

I came up with this appetizer for my son, who's big on delicious but healthy food. The lighter beans-and-dip combo...

Brined Grilled Turkey Breast

7 reviews

You'll want to give thanks for this mouthwatering, slightly sweet turkey! A hint of spice makes this one of our...