Top Rated Brined Turkey Recipes

This turkey made its way into chef Craig Deihl’s recipe collection by way of a staff meal at his Charleston restaurant Cypress. He explains that while many people don’t do it on Thanksgiving, the brine is the single most important part of getting a perfectly moist turkey, and adds, "The brine makes the difference between a good turkey and a great one." After trying his recipe, we believe him. Click here to see A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving.
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Cookbook author Anna Maria de Freitas brings a little of her San Juan heritage to her brined and smoked turkey with dried chile flakes and a hint of sweetness. She recommends a Japanese Kamado smoker for this recipe, but even just roasted, the maple syrup brine does the bird justice.
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Taste of Home
Find recipes for Grilled Apple-Brined Turkey and other Course recipes. Get all the best recipes at . Recipe directions: In a large kettle, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Stir in oranges. Remove from the heat. Add cold water to cool the marinade to room temperature.
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MizEmerilLagasse
This is the most moist and juicey turkey I have ever had in my life! I heard about brining turkeys on the food network and just knew I had to try it. So I made this recipe, and did. All I can say is that it's fabulous, and I know you will think so to. Thank you for trying it. ENJOY!
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Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook
Find recipes for Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey and other Course recipes. Get all the best recipes at . Recipe directions: Mince five garlic cloves; halve the remaining garlic cloves and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice, salt, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, bay leaves and minced garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add cold water to cool the brine to room temperature.
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Cheshie
After watching Alton Brown do this I made my own version of the brine. It works like a charm every time!
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Country Woman
Find recipes for Honey-Brined Turkey Breast and other Course recipes. Get all the best recipes at . Recipe directions: In a Dutch oven, bring the first five ingredients to a boil. Cook and stir until salt and honey are dissolved. Stir in rosemary. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until chilled.
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Jose Garces
At Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago, chef Jose Garces brines turkey with spices, then smokes it. The brine adds so much flavor that the turkey is delicious without being smoked.
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Simply Chris
Easy directions for brining a turkey and then roasting it. This is from an article on Thanksgiving found in The Wine Spectator. Turkey always comes out moist and tender. Brined turkeys seem to cook faster than non-brined turkeys. Cooking time includes time for sitting in brine.
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Cyber Kitchen
Turkey- Roast Brine Turkey
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wirkwoman1
This recipe is off of the foodnetwork.com site. I have made a maple brined turkey before and it was absolutely delicious. Not sweet, not salty but very moist. Posted this recipe so I wouldn't lose it again!
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AllisonClayman
Ingredients: 1 fresh whole turkey (18 to 20 pounds), brined Turkey Brine Porcini, Chestnut, and Sausage Stuffing 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Remove turkey from brine. Discard brine. ...
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