Shaker Brined Pork Roast

“Without a doubt one of the best brines I've tried. I've been interested in simple Shaker recipes lately... this one is from "The Shaker Kitchen: Over 100 Recipes From Canterbury Shaker Village". Although I just roasted the brined meat in the oven, the recipe goes on to smoke the meat over applewood. And of course, serve with applesauce! Prep time includes brining.”
26hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, combine water, kosher salt, sugar, bay leaves, garlic, shallots, allspice and hot pepper sauce; bring to boil over high heat.
  2. Turn off heat and cool completely.
  3. Submerge pork loin in the brine, cover and refrigerate a minimum of 16 hours, and a maximum of 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Remove pork loin from the brine, rinse under cold water, and pat dry.
  6. Place pork in a roasting pan and roast at 400 degrees F for about 30 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and roast for about 2 hours more, or until a meat thermometer reads 165 to 170 degrees F.

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