There are all sorts of ways to use the brine from dill pickles in your cooking. Let’s start with 10 easy ways to incorporate it into your cooking.
Before we give our list, there are two things to keep in mind:
- Not all brine is equal. I’m basing these ideas on homemade pickles (which tend to be more acidic compared to the sweetened version that many commercial manufacturers sell). I’m also basing this on a vinegar pickle (as opposed to a fermented pickle which will be even more diverse as it’s flavors are often less pungent). At the end of the day let your taste buds guide you – taste a small amount of the brine to see if you want to use it!
- If cooking with brine/ acid sounds odd, don’t let it freak you out. Many Chefs consider acid to be almost as important as salt and will add it to almost any dish. Here’s some more info about cooking with acid.