Sweet Tea Turkey Brine

Sweet Tea Turkey Brine
Staff Writer

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We’ve heard that brines are important, and this chef’s recipe shakes things up a bit by adding sweet tea to the brine. His tip is to place the turkey and brine in two doubled garbage bags, which allows you to easily brine it overnight in a roasting pan.

Directions

In a hot pot, dissolve the sugar and salt into the tea and then add the 10 bay leaves and 1/2 cup of peppercorns. Cool the brine, then place it in a large cooler with the turkey breast side up. Dump the ice and cover with the cooler lid. Brine overnight, or up to 12 hours. Dry thoroughly before cooking. 
 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

788 kcal

Daily value:

39%

Servings:

12
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 151 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 24 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 958 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 259 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 16 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Caffeine 3 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 85 mg
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Choline, total 7 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 8 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 9 g
  • Folate, DFE 59 µg
  • Folate, food 41 µg
  • Folate, total 67 µg
  • Folic acid 26 µg
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 5 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 42 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 120 mg
  • Potassium, K 198 mg
  • Retinol 254 µg
  • Selenium, Se 9 µg
  • Sodium, Na 434 mg
  • Starch 5 g
  • Sugars, total 48 g
  • Theobromine 114 mg
  • Water 176 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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