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    White Wine Turkey Brine, Simple

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Karen From Colorado's Note:

    Thanksgiving, 2007. This brine was a last minute decision and using items from my pantry. I was not going to make dinner this year because Alicia, her son and her boyfriend were going to her boyfriends for the holiday. Their plans changed Monday night so we shopped Tuesday night after work. That didn't leave much time for brining so I didn't plan on it, but we cold water thawed the turkey all day Wed. I hated the idea of cooking an unbrined bird, so I came up with this recipe. It is mild enough in flavor to still allow the turkey flavor to come through with just a hint of flavor from the brine. The drippings made excellent gravy that was not at all salty.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    gallons

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Add bay leaves, garlic, onion, salt, sugar and water to a large stock pot.
    2. 2
      Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice into the rest of the brine ingredients; add the squeezed lemons.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil and boil 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and cool too room temp; stir in wine.
    5. 5
      Add turkey; brine for 12 to 24 hours.
    6. 6
      Remove the turkey and rinse very well in cold water.
    7. 7
      Butter or oil the skin and roast as usual.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 25, 2009

      55

      I have been using this for a few years now, sorry I took so long! This is a great way to make the bird easier to cook. You do not have to be as exact on temp and time. If it is left in a little longer it is still juicy and tender. The drippings make a great gravy no extra seasonings needed.

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    Nutritional Facts for White Wine Turkey Brine, Simple

    Serving Size: 1 (3955 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 809.6
     
    Calories from Fat 4
    89%
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 56681.6 mg
    2361%
    Total Carbohydrate 143.7 g
    47%
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    26%
    Sugars 112.0 g
    448%
    Protein 3.9 g
    7%

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