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Favorite Recipes: Karens Turkey Brine

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Name: Connie K. (NightOwl731)
Total Recipes: 142



Karens Turkey Brine

Dish: Marinades
Dish Type: Poultry
Difficulty: 1 / 10
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Karen's  Turkey Brine  

 1 cup kosher salt
 1 cup brown sugar
 1/2 gallon vegetable stock
 1 onion cut into wedges
 2 cloves garlic-smashed
 1 Tbl whole peppercorns
 1 large piece fresh ginger-smashed
 2 gallons cold water

 Combine vegetable stock,brown sugar,and kosher salt in pot and
bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until
thoroughly chilled. When ready to brine turkey, (I did mine for
48 hours) combine the rest of the ingredients in 5 gallon bucket
or large enough pot for the brine to cover the turkey completely
(I used my canning pot). If necessary add more cold water to
cover the turkey. You may have to weight the turkey down with a
heavy plate if it floats. Set in refrigerator and allow to soak
for 24 to 48 hours, turn turkey over halfway through. When ready
to roast bird, rinse thoroughly and cook as desired.


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Jody M. (pj)
11/13/2008 2:09 PM ET
Where do I fine fresh ginger?
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