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Why You Should Never Brine Your Meat For Too Long
There are many techniques for cooking meat that can enhance the flavor of your steaks, turkey breasts, and pork chops. Chefs and home cooks alike can agree on the value of brining, but did you know it is possible to over-brine?
Serious Eats explains that brining can impart flavor, but more importantly, help better maintain savory juices and even lead to better browning. However, when it comes to brining, there's a timeframe to follow if you want maximum benefits.
Although Fine Cooking outlines that leaving meat to brine can prevent moisture loss as muscle fibers absorb liquid before the cooking process, too much of a good thing can swiftly become a bad thing. Taste of Home suggests brining for one hour, each pound.