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Turkey Brine Turkey Brine

This recipe is so delicious, it’s gobble-de-good.

4H 4H 10
Nutrition facts: 348 8G 183MG 568MG 3G 0G 61G
Ingredients: 4 cups apple cider 4 cups water, plus more if necessary to cover turkey 1¼ cups kosher salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup peppercorns 4-6 rosemary sprigs 6 thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 1 head garlic, smashed 1 fresh or frozen turkey, thawed if frozen Instructions: Combine all ingredients except turkey in a large pot. Stir and bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover. Allow brine to cool completely and pour into a large brining bag or 5-gallon bucket/pot. Place uncooked turkey in cider brine, adding more water if needed to cover. Refrigerate for 16 to 24 hours. Remove turkey from cider brine, rinse inside and out then pat dry with paper towels. Add turkey to roasting pan and allow to rest until reaching room temperature, about 1-2 hours. Preheat oven to 375°F. Add turkey to oven and roast until reaching an internal temperature of 165°F (about 15 minutes per pound of turkey). Let turkey rest at least 15 minutes before carving.

Turkey Brine

Dinner, Oven-Baked, Thanksgiving, Turkey

This recipe is so delicious, it’s gobble-de-good.

4H

10

This recipe is so delicious, it’s gobble-de-good.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 4 cups water, plus more if necessary to cover turkey
  • 1¼ cups kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup peppercorns
  • 4-6 rosemary sprigs
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 head garlic, smashed
  • 1 fresh or frozen turkey, thawed if frozen

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except turkey in a large pot. Stir and bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover.
  2. Allow brine to cool completely and pour into a large brining bag or 5-gallon bucket/pot. Place uncooked turkey in cider brine, adding more water if needed to cover. Refrigerate for 16 to 24 hours.
  3. Remove turkey from cider brine, rinse inside and out then pat dry with paper towels. Add turkey to roasting pan and allow to rest until reaching room temperature, about 1-2 hours. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Add turkey to oven and roast until reaching an internal temperature of 165°F (about 15 minutes per pound of turkey). Let turkey rest at least 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

348 CALORIES Per Serving

FAT: 8G

SATURATED FAT: 3G

CHOLESTEROL: 183MG

SODIUM: 568MG

CARBOHYDRATES: 3G

FIBER: 0G

SUGAR: 2G

PROTEIN: 61G

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