Apple-Spice Brine for Turkey Breast

Recipe by Galley Wench
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READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In saucpan stir together, apple cider, brown sugar, salt, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add water and allow to cool.
  • Place poultry in a container large enough to hold the poultry (I used plastic container for a turkey breast).
  • Pour cooled brine over poultry and seal. (If using a ziplock bag, squeeze out as much as possible before sealing).
  • Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  • PREPARE STOVE-TOP SMOKER:
  • Add 2 tablespoon Alder wood to bottom of stove-top smoker.
  • Line drip tray with foil and spray.
  • Remove turkey from brine and place on rack.
  • Use closing lid if possible, otherwise fashion an aluminum tent for the cover.
  • Follow stove-smokers manufacture instructions for smoking poultry.
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