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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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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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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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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Anonymous
Ingredients: 1 cup kosher salt 3/4 cup tamari or soy sauce 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon whole allspice 2 teaspoons hot red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 8 ...
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Recipe Circus
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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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Cyber Kitchen
Turkey- Roast Brine Turkey
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www.epicurean.com
In a 3-to-4 quart saucepan, put the salt, sugar, ginger, bay leaves, cloves, peppercorns, and allspice. Add 8 cups of apple cider or juice and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the salt and sugar have dissolved. ...
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akselden
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups turkey brine 4 quart buttermilk 1 fresh turkey, 16-18 lb. heart, neack and gizzard removed (reserved, if desired) 4 tbs. (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature. In saucepan, bring turkey brine and 1 quart water to boil. ...
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Leslie L.
Ingredients: Table salt 1 turkey (12 to 22 pounds gross weight), rinsed thoroughly, giblets and neck reserved for gravy, if making 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted 1. Dissolve 1 cup salt per gallon cold water for 4- to 6-hour brine or 1/2 cup ...
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