Apple Brine


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Why I Love This Recipe

Originally posted by Mean Chef on Recipezaar. Recipe makes enough for about a 14 lb turkey.


Ingredients You'll Need

2 quarts apple juice
3 quarts water
1 lb brown sugar
1 cup kosher salt
4 ounces fresh ginger, thinly sliced
15 whole cloves
6 bay leaves
6 garlic cloves, crushed
3 oranges, quartered


Directions

Bring apple juice, sugar and salt to a boil over high heat; skim foam and allow to cool to room temperature. Add remaining ingredients.


Wash turkey throughly in cool water and place in the brine; add more water if necessary to cover the bird.


Refrigerate for 2 to 4 days (smaller birds can be brined for 12 to 24 hours).


Remove from brine and rinse well with cold water.


Pat try with paper towels and brush with melted butter or olive oil; roast as usual. Makes 1 1/2 gallons of brine.


Questions, Comments & Reviews


Ooo, Karen - this sounds awesome! I think I'm going to try this one this year. Just put it in MY Cookbook. Thanks!

Sounds great. Can't wait to try it this Thanksgiving.


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