Brined Pork Loin
Prep time: 18 hours
Cook time: 3 hours
Boneless Pork Loin
Peels of One Lemon and One Orange
Brine (according to recipe below)
5 tablespoons pickling spice
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
1/2 cup cane sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 cup kosher salt
4 cups water
1 bunch fresh thyme leaves
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Preparation: Brined Pork Loin
Combine all brine ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil.
Cool completely, refrigerate until ready for use.
Place pork loin in brine and let sit, refrigerated, 12-18 hours.*
*The longer the pork sits in the brine, the stronger the salt flavor will be, after cooking.
Rinse brine from pork loin and vacuum seal with enough olive oil to coat liberally.
Set the rear pump flow switch of the Sous Vide Professional™ to fully closed. Set the front flow switch to the maximum flow. Set the temperature of the Sous Vide Professional™ to 60°C / 140°F.
Once target temperature is reached, place vacuum sealed pork loin in circulating water bath.
Cook sous vide for about 2-3 hours.
Drain all liquids from bag, dry surface of pork loin with clean kitchen towel. In a hot, large sauté or roasting pan, brown entire surface of pork loin. Season with salt and pepper to taste.