Shelf life: fish brine

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by freshbaked, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. freshbaked

    freshbaked

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    Hey!

    I'm wondering how long I can keep my fish brine for before the flavors begin to deteriorate.  The brine is a usual combination of water, salt, brown sugar, spices. After brining the fish for 1 hour I will remove it. But can I use this brine a few times over and how long will it be good for?

    Thanks
     
  2. someday

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    No. No no no no no no no. Please don't reuse brine.

    Better to make a big batch of brine and pull smaller amounts of it each time you brine fish.

    Reusing brine is for shoemakers.
     
  3. freshbaked

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    I see your point. Thanks for the advice!​
     
  4. foodpump

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    Well...."shoemakers" is a bit harsh.

    Its just water, a bit of sugar and a bit of salt, and maybe a few peppercorns. 

    In other words, its cheap to make. 

    Why risk contamination of expensive fish  if its that cheap to make brine?

    In other words, same conclusion that Someday made..
     
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