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    Honey and Thyme-Brined Turkey Breast

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    From Cooking Light. Recipe by Bruice Aidells. Per 4 oz. serving: 207 calories, 5.9 g fat, 34 g protein, 2.5 g carb, 0.2 g fiber, 78 mg cholesterol. Allow 24 hours for turkey to soak in brine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons pepper, and 6 thyme sprigs; bring to a boil then remove from heat.
    2. 2
      Pour mixture into a large bowl; cool to room temperature.
    3. 3
      To the bowl: add 6 cups water, salt, honey, and sugar, stirring until salt and sugar dissolve.
    4. 4
      Pour salt mixture into a 2-gallon heavy-duty zip-lock plastic bag.
    5. 5
      Add ice and turkey; seal.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
    7. 7
      Remove turkey from bag; discard brine.
    8. 8
      Pat turkey dry using paper towels.
    9. 9
      Rub turkey with oil.
    10. 10
      Mix together 1 tablespoon pepper and chopped thyme, rub over turkey.
    11. 11
      Preheat oven to 400°F.
    12. 12
      Place turkey on a roasting pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    13. 13
      Bake for 1 hour or until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion reads 180°F.
    14. 14
      Place turkey on a platter.
    15. 15
      Cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes.
    16. 16
      If desired, garnish with thyme sprigs.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2006

      55

      Awesome and easy! Repeating the recipe from my thanksgiving menu for Christmas dinner.

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    Nutritional Facts for Honey and Thyme-Brined Turkey Breast

    Serving Size: 1 (439 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 336.2
     
    Calories from Fat 34
    10%
    Total Fat 3.7 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 140.7 mg
    46%
    Sodium 4833.0 mg
    201%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 16.0 g
    64%
    Protein 56.0 g
    112%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh thyme sprigs

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