Ways to brine up you day

Finished your pickles? Don’t know what to do with the brine? Don’t throw it out! Try these ideas to pickle up your day.

Briney Chicken

Use the brine as a marinade for chicken breast and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Make sure you don't leave it in the fridge or the vinegar flavour will be too overpowering and the acidity of the brine will change the texture of the chicken. At first it might look like something out of a zombie apocalypse, but don’t worry, it’s worth a try! Don't forget to get rid of the excess brine before pan frying it… unless you're fine with flambéing food in the kitchen.

Remember, the smaller your chicken breast cut, the less time you’ll need to marinate.

Preserved Veg

Preserve and spice up your veggies in our brine! Veggies that we recommend you to try are;

  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Onion
  • Chiles

Dill Pickle Martini

On a hot summer day, it is a good time to enjoy some Dillicious cocktails. Add equal parts brine and vodka shaken on ice and garnish it with a pickle or dill. We recommend the spicy pickle brine for this dill pickle martini recipe!

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Image: Dill Pickle Martini (6)

Pickle Back

Do you hate that burning sensation after drinking hard liquor straight?. Try pickle back shot. Whisky + our sweet brine = awesomeness!

Image: Pickle back shot (7)

Briney Eggs and Potato Salad

Mix water with a generous amount of brine to boil / steam eggs and potatoes. You can also add them to your potato salad for an extra kick of that sour flavour.

Dillicious Salad Dressing

Dress your salads with a drizzle of our pickle brine, it’ll taste Dilliciously awesome! If you’re feeling healthy but way too lazy to make some fancy salad, just toss in some lettuce and drizzle it with our brine. Add a dash of our hot sauce to jazz it up! Click here to get some today.

Did we miss out on any great ideas? Share your Dilliciously brilliant leftover brine recipes for a discount code to our online store! hello@dillicious.com.au


Author: Imtiyaz Ali Mustofa, Dillicious Intern 2022

Bachelor of Nutrition Science student at Monash University



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