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How To Brine a Steak

How To Brine a Steak

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Lisa

    I’ve brined my turkey for the past 2 Thanksgivings. I cleaned the turkey then mixed together salt, sugar, water, an orange, pepper, and some other spices and brought it to a boil on the stove. You add the brine mixture to more cool water and then put in the turkey. I’ve used a brining bag and a plastic container to brine in and both times I let them soak about 12 – 18 hours, but you can go longer if you have a bigger bird. You could do this with a whole chicken, but wouldn’t let it soak as long.

    Brining a steak isn’t something I’ve seen before, but looks like a good idea. How long did Michael let the meat stay in the brine?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve read about brining a turkey and it intrigued me. After eating a steak that was brined, I’m more apt to try it with turkey.

      I think Michael brined the steak for about an hour total.

  2. Alison

    I’ve never brined a thing – unless making pickles counts?

    My meat-cooking techniques probably leave a lot to be desired. I am really in love with my crockpot. Seems like that thing never fails!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve only tried chicken or stew meat in the crockpot. I’ve wanted to try a roast.

  3. Mary Ann

    This Thanksgiving I tried brining our turkey breasts, and it was the absolute best turkey we had ever had. I also did this for Christmas and the results were just as good. I started some research to see if you could brine steak, and found this site as well as another, using this method. I can’t wait to try it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve heard good things about brining a turkey. I want to try it. Glad it worked out for you!

  4. Kerry

    Brining pork chops and chicken breast keeps them moist every single time. Use the wet brining method, as above for the turkey.

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