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Today, we're sharing a recipe for Holiday Brined Turkey, from our cookbook, The Harvest Table. Below the recipe, take a peek at our video...the brine mix itself makes a thoughtful gift for this time of year too!Holiday Brined Turkey Thanks to Sharon Demers from Dolores, Colorado, who shared this recipe with us!
1 c. coarse sea salt
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 T. sweetened dried cranberries,
1 T. orange zest
1 T. dried apples, chopped
2 t. peppercorns
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. dried sage
1/2 t. dried rosemary
1/8 t. garlic powder
3 shakes red pepper flakes
1 gal. boiling water
18 to 20-lb. turkey, thawed
1 gal. cold water
To prepare Turkey Brine Mix, combine all ingredients, except boiling water, turkey and cold water.
To prepare brined turkey, add Mix to boiling water. Cool thoroughly; chill. Place turkey and brining liquid in a very large container. Add enough cold water to cover turkey. Keep refrigerated or on ice for 12 to 24 hours. Before roasting turkey, rinse well with cold water and pat dry. Roast as desired. Makes enough brine mix for an 18 to 20-pound turkey.
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