Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving is Coming Soon...


With the big feast just a little over a week away, what better time to share your tried & true Thanksgiving favorites? From starters to desserts and everything in between, we want to see what's on your family's table!
So, tell us...
What are your favorite THANKSGIVING recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!

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 HarvtableThanks 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,
    finely chopped
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.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe!

Watch our video for the Turkey Brine Mix here:

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