There are many brines available for your holiday turkey
and many have similar ingredients. The basic concept is that brining a turkey
or any meat
helps that meat retain moisture over long cooking periods. My husband said this recipe created the juiciest turkey he had ever experienced. Even after almost 4 hours of cook time
you could squeeze the juice out of the meat it was so tender and juicy. And the savory and sweet flavors were just enough to complement the brine and impart those flavors to the turkey. Bon appetit!
1 gallon vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups sea salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon dried sage
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 gallons water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 apples, cut into quarters
1 onion, cut into quarters
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, peeled
① Combine vegetable broth, sea salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, rosemary, sage, and thyme in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until salt and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
② Pour the water, broth mixture, and apple cider vinegar into a 5-gallon bucket; stir until brine is combined. Add the apples, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic to the brine mixture.
Per Serving: 105calories;0.9g fat;22.8g carbohydrates;1.8g protein;0mg cholesterol;11307mg sodium.