Turkey Brine Recipe

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Turkey Brine
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  1. Combine 2 quarts of water in a 6 quart pot with salt and sugar, over high heat until dissolved.
  2. If wanted, add other seasonings at this time.
  3. Let come back to room temperature.
  4. You will need 2 gallon turkey size oven roasting bags.
  5. Place one roasting bag inside the other, roll down the edges of the bags to help them stay open.
  6. Put bags in a heavy roasting pan that will hold turkey.
  7. Place turkey breast side down, with legs facing you in the inner bag.
  8. Some help from another person at this point would be of help, they can hold the bags open for you as you pour the cooled brine into the cavity and over the turkey.
  9. Gather the inner bag as tightly as possible and secure with a twist tie.
  10. Secure outer bag with twist tie.
  11. Refrigerate in the roasting pan for 12-18 hours.
  12. Remove from bags, rinse very well, pat dry with paper towels.
  13. It's now ready for your favorite recipe.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 475.81 Kcal (1992 kJ)
Calories from fat 176.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.65g 30%
Cholesterol 235.82mg 79%
Sodium 1785.14mg 74%
Potassium 736.43mg 16%
Total Carbs 3.69g 1%
Protein 72.06g 144%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Calcium 47.6mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 108.05 Kcal (452 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.46g 30%
Cholesterol 53.55mg 79%
Sodium 405.4mg 74%
Potassium 167.24mg 16%
Total Carbs 0.84g 1%
Protein 16.36g 144%
Iron 0.8mg 18%
Calcium 10.8mg 5%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.2
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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