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    Bourbon Turkey Brine

    Bourbon Turkey Brine. Photo by ShoeDiva

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    ShoeDiva's Note:

    I love my Bourbon Drunken Upside-Down Turkey, but it is a tad bit time consuming. Since Fibromyalgia is an ongoing battle for me, I wanted to make life a little easier and come up with a brine recipe due to a reviewers comment.

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    Serves: 4-6


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    1. 1
      Add sugar & salt to 1.5 cup of bourbon take HALF of the herbs, apples, oranges and orange rind, peppercorns, garlic, and onions in saucepan bring to a low boil dissolving the sugar & salt. Remove from heat.
    2. 2
      Take a potato masher and gently press down the ingredients in the saucepan so all the flavors can release into the bourbon. Add 1 cup of ice to cool down.
    3. 3
      Line large bucket or pot with brining bag add the OTHER HALF of the herbs, fruit, peppercorns, orange rind, garlic & onions.
    4. 4
      Place turkey in bag, add 1 cup of bourbon to the inside cavity of turkey, add gallon of cold water, then add bourbon & ice mixture finish with 6-7 more cups of bourbon.
    5. 5
      Stir & submerge turkey in bourbon brine make sure no air is in brining bag.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate & rotate every 12 hours.
    7. 7
      Brine for 24-36 hours, bring to room temperature for 45 minutes. Pat dry and cook. (SEE BOURBON DRUNKEN UPSIDE-DOWN TURKEY RECIPE).

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    Nutritional Facts for Bourbon Turkey Brine

    Serving Size: 1 (1851 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3357.9
    Calories from Fat 784
    Total Fat 87.2 g
    Saturated Fat 24.5 g
    Cholesterol 733.7 mg
    Sodium 21975.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    Sugars 45.6 g
    Protein 223.3 g

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