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    Mean Chef's Maple Brine

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    30 mins

    25 mins

    ~Bekah~'s Note:

    I adopted this recipe from Mean Chef. "Great brine for turkey or chicken."

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    gallon

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in large stainless steel pot.
    2. 2
      Bring to simmer, remove from heat and cool completely Remove turkey neck and giblets.
    3. 3
      Rinse turkey well.
    4. 4
      Put turkey in cold brine.
    5. 5
      Use a stainless, plastic or other non-reactive container.
    6. 6
      Add water if brine doesn't cover bird.
    7. 7
      Refrigerate 2- 4 days, turning bird twice a day.
    8. 8
      To cook: remove turkey from brine, pat dry, brush with olive oil.
    9. 9
      Either grill or cook in oven.
    10. 10
      It is also advantageous to leave the dry turkey in the refrigerator for at least 4 hour or overnight, uncovered.
    11. 11
      This completely dries out the skin to insure a crisp finish.
    12. 12
      DO NOT stuff turkey.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 17, 2002

      55

      Wow.. Mean Chef.. This was awesome! I used an oven stuffer roaster chicken. I put the brine and the chicken in a 2-gallon Zip Lock bag and then set it all in a soup pot to hold it in the refrigerator. I halved the recipe for the brine since I used a chicken instead of a turkey. This was the most moist chicken I've ever had. It didn't taste like I thought it would. I expected it to taste like teriyaki because of the ingredients in the marinade.. but IT DIDN'T! It was just so beautifully browned and delicious. I left it in the brine for 2 1/2 days and then let it sit in the refrigerator to dry for 1/2 day. I am certainly going to do this again. I think I'll even do my chicken pieces this way too. Thanks Mean Chef. :)

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    • on October 29, 2002

      55

      There just isn't a better way to prepare a turkey than to "brine it" prior to cooking. This is an excellent brine - one I'll likely use for my Thanksgiving turkey this year. I tried it on a turkey breast and the results were terrific.

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    • on April 23, 2003

      55

      This made a fabulous turkey. I had a 15-pounder in the freezer so I thawed it in the fridge for a couple days first. Then I made the brine exactly as posted and dropped the turkey in, brined for 3 days, turning as instructed. I roasted the brined bird in my large Nesco (with an onion, carrot, celery stalk inside - ala Joy of Cooking). It was falling-apart moist and tender and the flavor imparted by the brine makes a plain ol' turkey something very special. Oh, btw, MC - I did end up making soup with the remains - thumbs up!! Probably will never prepare a turkey any other way again! Thanks, Meanie!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mean Chef's Maple Brine

    Serving Size: 1 (4575 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3147.7
     
    Calories from Fat 28
    63%
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 109319.7 mg
    4554%
    Total Carbohydrate 754.7 g
    251%
    Dietary Fiber 10.6 g
    42%
    Sugars 627.1 g
    2508%
    Protein 59.6 g
    119%

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