25 Best Brined Recipes

Brined Turkey

Brined Turkey
3.45

This turkey made its way into chef Craig Deihl’s recipe collection by way of a staff meal at his Charleston restaurant Cypress. He explains that while many ...


By Craig Deihl

Sweet Tea Turkey Brine

Sweet Tea Turkey Brine
3

We’ve heard that brines are important, and this chef’s recipe shakes things up a bit by adding sweet tea to the brine. His tip is to place the turkey and ...


By Chef Plum

Maple-Brined Turkey

Maple-Brined Turkey
3

Cookbook author Anna Maria de Freitas brings a little of her San Juan heritage to her brined and smoked turkey with dried chile flakes and a hint of ...


By Anna Maria de Freitas

Basic Turkey Brine Recipe

Basic Turkey Brine Recipe
4.25

If you decide to brine a turkey, try this simple recipe and play around with the optional ingredients to find what works best for you. This recipe is meant ...


By Sabrina Sexton

Smokin' Brine Recipe

Smokin' Brine Recipe
5

A brine that's best with beef, pork, chicken, turkey, duck,goose, game meats, game birds, shellfish, and fish like in this salmon recipe.


By Schloss and Joachim

Peppercorn Brined Pork Chops

Peppercorn Brined Pork Chops
5

Who doesn’t love a big, juicy, grilled pork chop? This recipe is so simple and takes only minutes in the kitchen. We like to brine our pork chops for 24 ...


By Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Chef Cathal Armstrong's Brine Recipe

Chef Cathal Armstrong's Brine  Recipe
5

This brine is used in Chef Cathal Armstrong's recipe for Pork Belly with Braised Cabbage and Sous-Vide Apples at Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA. But he ...


By Cathal Armstrong

Veal Chop Brine From BLT Steak

Veal Chop Brine From BLT Steak
3

This brine marinade is used at BLT Steak for the herb-Parmesan crusted veal chop. Simple and easy on hand ingredients make it a no-brainer next time you are ...


By Braden Reardon

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Brined and Grilled Pork Rack

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Brined and Grilled Pork Rack

Don’t pay attention to the temperature! Grilling is the perfect year-round activity, especially when using a robust brew like Samuel Adams Boston Lager that ...


By Samuel Adams

Big Bad Pickleback Recipe

Big Bad Pickleback Recipe
5

The Pickleback easily ranks as one of my favorite shots (a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle brine — tastes like a Big Mac in a good way, I ...


By Maryse Chevriere

Pimento Grilled Cheese

Pimento Grilled Cheese

A trip to the magnificent Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., convinced me that as a Californian, I'd grown up without one of the most important yet basic ...


By Laura Werlin

Smoked Salmon-Egg Salad Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon-Egg Salad Sandwiches
5

I love how this grown-up egg salad is beautifully contained by the Scottish smoked salmon wrapper and sandwiched with pumpernickel on the top and bottom. ...


By Hollis Wilder

Bloody Yardbird

Bloody Yardbird

Yes, the Bloody Mary at Yardbird has gotten a lot of buzz (pun intended) around Miami. Nothing will wake you up better than a blast of Sriracha, after all. 


By marcyafranklin

Talde Bloody Mary

Talde Bloody Mary
3

The Talde Bloody Mary, served at Talde in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has everything you need for an Asian-infused bloody: wasabi powder, Chinese black vinegar, ...


By marcyafranklin

Basic Roasted Turkey Recipe

Basic Roasted Turkey Recipe
4.3

Try a recipe search for ‘Turkey’ on any food site and you’ll find this holiday bird brined, fried, grilled, roasted, buttered, truffle-stuffed, duck ...


By Sabrina Sexton

Rocco DiSpirito’s Tuna Crudo

Rocco DiSpirito’s Tuna Crudo

These tuna bites are fresh and flavorful. Yellowfin tuna harmonizes with lemon, olive oil, and peppers, making this dish the pinnacle of Italian simplicity. ...


By IzzyB

The Bazaar's "New Way" Dirty Martini Recipe

The Bazaar's "New Way" Dirty Martini Recipe
5

You've heard of José Andrés' "Olives," a dish consisting of real and spherified olives. It's a tribute to Ferran Adrià, who first made them at El Bulli, ...


By Arthur Bovino

Hot Smoked Norwegian Salmon with Grilled Onions Recipe

Hot Smoked Norwegian Salmon with Grilled Onions Recipe
5

The populations of wild Atlantic salmon are so depleted that they are no longer commercially viable. So all Atlantic salmon are farm-raised, and since the ...


By Schloss and Joachim

Tomato Salad with Green Onions and Olives

Tomato Salad with Green Onions and Olives
4.1

When assembling the salad, slice each variety of tomato in a different way. Slice the Heirlooms into circles, the Cherries into halves, and the Early Girls ...


By Caroline Lange

Chef Guarnaschelli's Whole Duck with Green Peppercorn Glaze Recipe

Chef Guarnaschelli's Whole Duck with Green Peppercorn Glaze Recipe
5

Looking for a new holiday dinner centerpiece? Try Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's Whole Duck recipe from the New York Culinary Experience.For more turkey talk, ...


By Alex Guarnaschelli

Roasted Garlic and Olive Salsa Recipe

Roasted Garlic and Olive Salsa Recipe
4.8

One of the greatest things about salsa is its versatility. This recipe has the flavor profile of an authentic Mexican salsa, but features a couple of ...


By Molly Aronica

Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

Stuffed Grape Leaves  Recipe
2.5

I’ve been eating stuffed grape leaves by the can since I was a kid – my mom used to pack them in my lunchbox, much to the outspoken skepticism of my ...


By Jess Kapadia

Grilled Country Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches

Grilled Country Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches
5

Grilling gives peaches and other stone fruits a flavor boost, bringing their natural sugar to the fore. Use freestone peaches so that you can easily twist ...


By Sur la Table

Smoked Salmon Spread Recipe

If you enjoy smoked foods this is a great do-ahead recipe for brunch, appetizer, party dip, or late night snack.  Try in a grill cheese, on a bagel, with ...


By lifesanoyster

Jimmy Bradley's Deep-Fried Turkey Recipe

Jimmy Bradley's Deep-Fried Turkey Recipe
4.75

Jimmy Bradley, the chef-owner of The Red Cat and The Harrison in New York City, likes frying his Thanksgiving turkey because it comes out extra juicy, in ...


By Jimmy Bradley