Bob's Brining Spice

Bob's Brining Spice

1/4 cup coarse salt

1/8 cup Poivre de Cuisine**
OR 10 peppercorns

1/8 cup Lavender Peppercorns**
OR 10 peppercorns

20 juniper berries

25 allspice berries

1/8 cup dried shallots OR 1-2 tablespoons onion salt

1 tablespoon candied ginger

1/2 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice

In vacuum marinade container or plastic bag mix all ingredients. Add 1/4 cup brown sugar (may also use 1/4 honey, maple syrup OR molasses). Dissolve in 2 cups warm water, after mostly dissolved add two cups cold water. Marinate for 2-5 hours.

Recipe can be multiplied and stored in an airtight container or plastic bag.
To Make: Use 3/8 cup mix per recipe.

**The Poivre de Cuisine and the Lavender Peppercorns can be purchased from
"Golden Fig Fine Foods" in St. Paul, Minnesota. They can be ordered online.