Brines Worth Their Salt
Wednesday, June 23, 2004; Page F03
Want to make your grilled chicken spicy or your seafood smoky and tenderize them at the same time? Mix boiling water in a bowl with the appropriate amount of Victoria Taylor's Brining Blends, add your uncooked seafood, pork or poultry and infuse it with a depth of flavor before it even hits the grill. Choose Spicy (jalapeño, cumin, coriander), Asian (sesame, garlic, coriander, ginger, anise), Traditional (garlic, rosemary, citrus, allspice) or Smoky (hickory, mesquite, chipotle) blends. And remember to follow package directions for the proportions as well as the timing of your brining.
Victoria Taylor's Brining Blends are available at www.vgourmet.com, $8.95 (plus shipping) per 12.7-ounce jar. The Web site also provides recipes.
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