Brine Pork Recipe

For a Perfect Pork Roast

Real Restaurant Pork Recipe

This Brine Pork Recipe will all but guarantee the best roast pork loin you have ever prepared. At least the restaurant guests tell me they have never had any better.

I do buy the best quality pork loin I can find, which undoubtedly makes a difference. But from my experience this brine recipe contributes a great deal to that ultimate taste test.

Brine Pork Recipe

Secret Restaurant Recipe No Longer

Preparation time: 15 minutes but pork should marinate in brine for 12-24 hours. Makes enough brine for a 4-5 pound pork loin.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Kosher salt (or 6 tablespoons of table salt)
  • 3 cups of hot water
  • 5 cups of cold water
  • 3 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon whole Allspice berries, lightly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • 10 medium garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed


  • In a large, wide pan or bowl, dissolve the sugar and salt in 3 cups of hot water
  • Add the Bay leaves, Allspice, peppercorns, garlic and 5 cups of cold water; stir to combine
  • Add the pork loin to the brine and cover the container with plastic wrap
  • Refrigerate 12-24 hours
  • Remove the pork loin from the brine and pick the spices off the meat
  • Dry the pork loin thoroughly with paper towels

That’s it. For a restaurant recipe on how to cook the pork loin, click here.

And for a wonderful Sage Cranberry Dressing to serve with your pork, just click here.

Enjoy the brine recipe and all the secret restaurant recipes on the website and the company of those you share them with! - Donna

“Pork - no animal is more used for nourishment and none more indispensable in the kitchen …”

Alexis Soyer 19th century French Chef, ‘The Modern Housewife’ (1851)

                     Brine pork chops. too! (Ice instead of cold water)