Sweet Tea Turkey Brine Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 963
Daily Value: 48%
Servings: 12

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat24g37%
Saturated7g36%
Carbs72g24%
Fiber1g2%
Sugars57g0%
Protein110g220%
Cholesterol1599mg533%
Sodium8328mg347%
Calcium70mg7%
Magnesium133mg33%
Potassium2052mg59%
Iron39mg219%
Zinc14mg92%
Vitamin A43499IU870%
Vitamin C22mg36%
Thiamin (B1)0mg27%
Riboflavin (B2)7mg385%
Niacin (B3)36mg179%
Vitamin B62mg123%
Folic Acid (B9)1972µg493%
Vitamin B12161µg2683%
Vitamin E0mg0%
Vitamin K3µg3%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated5g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated6g0%
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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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 gallons hot tea, black or green
  • 1 pound Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds sugar
  • 7 pounds ice
  • One 15-pound turkey, giblets removed
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup whole peppercorns

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. 
 

Recipe Details

Servings: 12

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