Category Archives: brine

St. Patrick’s Day Reuben

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Pickle-brined Chicken

Nothing revolutionary here, but this process made for some great roasted chicken thighs. I didn’t have any buttermilk on hand, so I mixed up a little pickle brine with milk and hot sauce. After soaking overnight, dredge in seasoned flour, … Continue reading

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Assorted Links 8/22/12

Plenty of great things out there. Here’s what caught my eye in the past few weeks: Smoked porchetta di testa (From Belly to Bacon). Dill pickle gear (Food With Legs). How to Smoke Salmon (Hunter Angler Gardener Cook). Go Pig … Continue reading

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Barely Pickled

Nope, not an afternoon of gin-and-tonics, and not Hendrick’s pickles (an idea via From Belly to Bacon that’s brilliant on a number of levels). That’ll have to wait for another time and another post. But these are quick pickles, truly … Continue reading

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pickled peppers and pig’s ears

So here’s steps 2 and 3 of project pig’s ear, and a quick new favorite technique (well, old technique actually) for pickled peppers. 

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Into the Brine

The brisket went into the brine yesterday. I’m a little behind on the 5-day soak, but somewhat intentionally. We’re away this weekend and aren’t planning to have our corned beef and cabbage until Sunday night. That, and we don’t normally … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Wrap-up: Back to Basics

So, coming up with a plan to show off a bit of what I’ve learned this year, I figured I’d go back to the basics. We started this blog a little more than a year ago (just 2 months before Charcutepalooza … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Pickles

There are many different versions of the “refrigerator pickle”. They are quick and easy and require very little effort. I actually made these over the summer and I am now just writing about them. Here is a quick version that … Continue reading

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Recent Projects

Busy, busy, busy. Work and home have been full, to say the least. But we do have to eat, so there have been a few food projects to note:

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The Natural Pickle – sour garlic dills

I just put up a quick batch of garlic dill pickles after getting some kirby cucumbers at the farmers market from our CSA (Gazy Brothers Farm). This is a pretty straightforward naturally fermented pickle, using a 3% brine with aromats … Continue reading

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