Turkey Brine

Coconut Free | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free | Grain Free | Legume Free | Nut Free

Brined turkeys cook faster and stay moist and tender.

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  • TOTAL TIME

    24 hours
  • YIELD

    2 gallons (enough for a 25 pound turkey)
  • DESCRIPTION

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt, can use up to two cups as desired for taste
  • 1/2 cup star anise
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons herbs de Provence
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • peel of one orange, chopped
  • juice of one orange
  • 1/3 cup Natural Grocers raw honey, (optional)
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • fresh rosemary, to taste
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DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all brine ingredients to one half gallon of water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and add another gallon and a half of cold water. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Submerge turkey completely in the brine using a large pot or a cooking bag in a roasting pan, and place in refrigerator. Allow the turkey to soak in the brine for 12-24 hours. Rinse the turkey well before roasting.

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