Top Rated Brine Recipes

bacon
Negroni. Glazed. Bacon. What else do we really need to tell you? Serve this alongside your meats and cheese at a cocktail party (or better yet, sprinkle on top of a Negroni pork shoulder taco). The recipe is courtesy of Tango & Stache, a pop-up culinary experience in San Francisco.
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Bourbon-brined turkey with apple bourbon pan gravy
Preparing a pan gravy is the best way to put all that's left in your roasting pan to use. This recipe by JeanMarie Brownson appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
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4.5
Orange Mojito-Brined Turkey recipe - The Daily Meal
This year, try a new twist on your usual Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. This recipe combines spiced rum, orange juice, chopped mint, fresh herbs and toasted spices to make a show-stopping brine that will keep your turkey juicy and tender.This recipe was originally published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
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Sweet tea is a classic Southern beverage. Use it to brine your chicken for a sweet and satisfying flavor.This recipe is courtesy of Perdue.
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4.5
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.
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Brined Turkey Breast
Why brine? To guarantee a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth holiday turkey every year. Mix up this easy, five-ingredient brine and let your bird soak up all of the flavor and moisture for 12 to 24 hours. Then, rinse the turkey, season generously and roast. Recipe courtesy of McCormick
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turkey
Fried turkey is the answer to a Thankgiving under the gun. There is no need to wake up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven. Let that bird brine for 36 hours then pop it in a cauldron of hot fat (outside, of course). And you've got turkey on the table in under 2 hours. It's not just any turkey. It has juicy meat all over, even the breasts. Don't feel guilty about the frying, you probably only eat turkey once a year. Serve it with a healthy array of sides if that makes you feel better. You'll need to invest in an outdoor turkey frying kit.For Turkey 35 Ways Gallery, click here.
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Homemade Corned Beef
By doing a little planning and allowing enough time, you can enjoy homemade corned beef this St. Patrick's Day. This recipe calls for TCM, which is also called "pink salt." According to chef James P. DeWan, it's a "mixture of sodium nitrite and salt called 'tinted curing mixture' (TCM) — aka 'pink salt' or 'curing salt,'" he writes. "TCM is available online or in restaurant supply stores under names like Prague Powder, Insta-Cure or Morton's Curing Salt. It prevents the growth of the bacteria that cause botulism. It also provides flavor and gives corned beef its distinctive red color rather than have it turn a dismal gray."This recipe is by James P. DeWan, chef and culinary instructor at Chicago's Kendall College, and is an adaptation of a recipe by his Kendall colleague, chef Pierre Checchi. This recipe was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.
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The Best Turkey Recipe Ever
The pinnacle of the Thanksgiving meal is, of course, the turkey — and we want to make sure that you are fully equipped and prepared to cook it just right. Don’t get wrapped up in Turkey Day chaos. Take a deep breath, relax, and follow this easy recipe to cook a juicy and moist turkey.For Turkey 35 Ways Gallery, click here. 
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Brined Turkey
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.For Turkey 35 Ways Gallery, click here.
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Basic Turkey
If you decide to brine a turkey, try this simple recipe and play around with the optional ingredients to find what works best for you. This recipe is meant for an 8-10 pound turkey, so if your bird is larger than that, this recipe may need to be doubled or tripled.For Turkey 35 Ways Gallery, click here.
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If you want to avoid a dry turkey, make sure to make it with brown sugar and maple syrup brine. This recipe is by Bill Daley and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune. 
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