Free Recipe of the Week: from - Gooseberry Patch
Welcome to Gooseberry Patch

Holiday Brined Turkey

Enjoy this recipe from The Harvest Table .

Submitted by: Sharon Demers from Dolores, CO

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. Add Turkey Brine 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.

Print recipe
©2011 Gooseberry Patch - All Rights Reserved