Video Post: The Husband Brines Meat

February 23, 2008

I can’t keep him away from the camera!! I’ve got to do another video soon to keep up :)

The Husband Brines Meat

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1 caitlin February 23, 2008 at 9:13 pm

hi matt… nice video! i liked your mini rolls of varying wheat % the other day! :)

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2 the husband February 23, 2008 at 9:15 pm

thanks! the nerdiness will continue…

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3 bev February 23, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Very helpful :)

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4 Ally February 23, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Wow, your husband is such a cutie! You guys really are the perfect couple :) A little on topic, thanks for the video. I have never brined meat before.

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5 Yaz February 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Very informative… thanks Matt. One question remains. Do you add salt again when you cook the meat? By the way, don’t be afraid of the nutmeg. Just go with the flow.

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6 Yaz February 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm

I agree with Ally. You guys are like Barbie and Ken.

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7 Kelly T February 23, 2008 at 11:00 pm

you should do a video together, i would love to see how you guys interact. is that weird?

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8 Erin February 24, 2008 at 5:44 am

That was awesome!! You guys should have your own show on Food Network :-)

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9 the husband February 24, 2008 at 9:42 am

Yaz,

Glad you asked, and I meant to address that in the video. When I brine something, I do not salt it before cooking.

Here’s another dilemma: normally you’d want your meat to be at room temp before cooking, but if you take it out of the brine, it will lose some of its juice. The alternative would be to bring the whole brining liquid plus the meat inside to room temperature, but this would take too long. So I end up breaking the rules here and take the meat out of the cold brine 3 minutes before cooking and just go with it.

Kelly T,

I’d love to do a video together but we’d need someone else to man the camera! And filming food preparation is harder than you’d think, so I don’t know if I’d trust just anyone.

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10 Laura February 24, 2008 at 10:34 am

Ha, the food nerds make the best husbands; mine is one, too. He’s not a baker :(, but he is a brining fool. And yep, don’t add more salt. We made that mistake the first time we brined a pork loin. It tasted like a salt lick!

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11 Ashley H February 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm

You both truly inspire me everyday with new ideas on cooking! Thank you so much. You have been a great resource.
PS Kath your husband is so sweet. I see why you married him.

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12 Kiala February 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

This reminds me of the Salty Ham Kids in the Hall sketch.

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13 Jello August 25, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I brined my whole chicken 2 weeks ago. This was a great way to marinate meat. I will do this to my chicken each time.

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