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    Apple and Herb Brine for Turkey

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    35 mins

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    bakedapple42's Note:

    A mixture of sweet and savory flavors makes this brine a good choice for preparing the holiday turkey. The Herbs De Provence really adds some depth to the brine. It enhances the taste of the bird without overpowering. Make sure that you rinse the turkey well after brining to remove excess salt.

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    Serves: 1


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    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients (except olive oil and butter) in a large pot and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Turn off heat and let the brine cool completely.
    3. 3
      Place a cleaned turkey (giblets removed) breast-side down into the brine. You can brine it right in the pot if it fits, or in a brining bag.
    4. 4
      Refridgerate turkey in brine for 16 - 24 hours.
    5. 5
      Remove turkey from brine and rinse really well to remove excess salt from surface of the bird. (All the good brine flavor will be inside the meat).
    6. 6
      Pat your turkey dry with paper towels and brush a mixture of olive oil and butter all over your bird.
    7. 7
      Roast your turkey according to your directions. (I roast mine in a roasting bag.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 07, 2013


      This was my first time brining a turkey and it was a bit of a chore. Finding a pan large enough that would fit in the refrigerator was tough, and please note that it took almost all day for the brine to cool enough to put a raw bird in it. That being said, the results were quite good. Lots of nice flavor in the meat and it was very juicy. I will try again but with a roasting chicken or just some turkey thighs. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.

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    Nutritional Facts for Apple and Herb Brine for Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (2468 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2214.4
    Calories from Fat 918
    Total Fat 102.0 g
    Saturated Fat 36.9 g
    Cholesterol 122.1 mg
    Sodium 170270.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 335.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.9 g
    Sugars 302.3 g
    Protein 6.7 g

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