Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 4 gallons water

  3. 5 pounds uniodized salt

  4. 2 1/2 pounds brown sugar

  5. 1 cup lemon juice

  6. 2 tablespoons liquid garlic

  7. 2 tablespoons liquid onion

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Add flavoring ingredients to enhance the flavor of the finished product. Experiment with dill, dry white wine, ginger, allspice, black pepper, crushed bay leaves, fruit juices, flavored vinegars, soy sauce, etc.

  2. Soak the fish or shellfish in the brine solution in a non-metallic container. Brining time varies from 30 minutes for small shellfish, to 18hours for large, whole fish. As a general rule, soak product in brine one hour per pound.

  3. Remove from brine, rinse lightly, and allow to dry thoroughly in refrigerator, for several hours.


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