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Turkey Brine Recipes

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This is the 5th post in our series titled “Twenty Two Thanksgiving Turkey Tips”.  Each day between now and Thanksgiving we’ll have a new tip for you.  Today’s tip is about Turkey Brine Recipes:

Your turkey can have a delicious flavor just by deep-frying it, but why not add more zest to your bird by soaking it in a delicious brine?  Since you have already learned “How to Brine a Turkey” this article will provide a list of three delicious brine recipes to enhance your turkey’s flavor.  There are a wide variety of turkey brines to choose from, so for this article I have narrowed it down to three different kinds of recipes.  Listed below you will find a basic turkey brine, a sweeter turkey brine and a more zesty turkey brine with lots of herb and spices.

 

Your Traditional Turkey Brine

This brine is simple and basic – perfect for beginners

  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 gallon of water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ a cup of your favorite dried herbs/spices
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • A lemon
  • An orange

Sweet Turkey Brine

Here’s an apple spice brine that’s nice and sweet

  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • 2 quarts orange juice
  • 2 cup salt (3 cups Kosher or coarse salt)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

Zesty Turkey Brine

This citrus kissed turkey brine recipe adds zest with orange, cider and spices.

  • 3 cups Apple Cider
    1/4 cup Fresh Rosemary
    5 cloves Garlic, Minced
    1½ cup Kosher Salt
    2 cups Brown Sugar
    3 Tablespoons Peppercorns
    5 whole Bay Leaves
    Peel Of Three Large Orange, zested
    2 gallons ice water

 

For more brine recipes check out: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipe-collections/brined-turkey/index.html for many more delicious brines!

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