I have about a 3 lb pork loin that I picked up for smoking. The recipe I want to try calls for a curing brine using pink salt (cure #1). The full brine recipe is below:
- 1 gallon cold water
- 1-1/2 cups kosher salt
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 8 teaspoons pink salt (cure #1)
I was unable to find pink salt and don't have time to order it for this weekend. I do have Morton's Tender quick, but I know it can't simply be substituted for the pink salt. Does anyone have a similar brine using Morton's or have another suggestion?