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I love this. I’ve been making my own brine mixes for decades and thought I’d give this one a try about 3 years ago. You use 2 cups of brine to 1 gallon of water. You add the brine to boiling water to re hydrate the fruit etc. It call’s for an additional gallon of water after the brine has cooled to cover the turkey. I use a mix of ice and water.
It has a real smooth blend, nothing is over powering. As I am not usually a fan of spices; cinnamon, cloves of the sorts in my savory food. This is perfect. I love doing one roasted oven turkey and the other smoked. There is always a huge debate on to brine or not. To me its simple, you want a moist turkey, brining helps and adds flavor to the meat. I additionally add butter, garlic and herbs under the skin before cooking. Happy Thanksgiving. Give it a try.
3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Gourmet Turkey Brine”
If your tired, take a break and buy the premade Costco TG mix I just saw there. I think its one breast side, mash, beans, cranberry sauce and gravy all in one. I will not cook in a messy kitchen so I get that. Ti
WHAT? I didn’t see premade Thanksgiving kit 2 days ago. Maybe I didn’t look hard enough. Good to know.
But, the deed is done for this year. I already bought a 20 lb turkey. I start cooking tomorrow, starting with cranberry sauce.
I think about that every year – to brine or not to brine.
But, this year, I have another dillema – to bake or not to bake? I feel like skipping this year’s turkey and rest. My kitchen is a mess. I am not ready. ZZzz…