Apple-Spice Brine for Turkey Breast Recipe

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Apple-Spice Brine for Turkey Breast
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  1. In saucpan stir together, apple cider, brown sugar, salt, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and add water and allow to cool.
  4. Place poultry in a container large enough to hold the poultry (I used plastic container for a turkey breast).
  5. Pour cooled brine over poultry and seal. (If using a ziplock bag, squeeze out as much as possible before sealing).
  6. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  8. Add 2 tablespoon Alder wood to bottom of stove-top smoker.
  9. Line drip tray with foil and spray.
  10. Remove turkey from brine and place on rack.
  11. Use closing lid if possible, otherwise fashion an aluminum tent for the cover.
  12. Follow stove-smokers manufacture instructions for smoking poultry.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 123.29 Kcal (516 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.39g 2%
Cholesterol 1.09mg 0%
Sodium 2153.81mg 90%
Potassium 132.84mg 3%
Total Carbs 28.39g 9%
Sugars 26.53g 106%
Dietary Fiber 0.07g 0%
Protein 0.18g 0%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 36.6mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 66.3 Kcal (278 kJ)
Calories from fat 6.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.75g 2%
Cholesterol 0.59mg 0%
Sodium 1158.2mg 90%
Potassium 71.44mg 3%
Total Carbs 15.27g 9%
Sugars 14.27g 106%
Dietary Fiber 0.04g 0%
Protein 0.1g 0%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 3%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 19.7mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.6
  • 3

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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