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.”
READY IN:
26hrs 30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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