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Brined Turkey Breast

Prepare for countless “oohs” and “ahhs”
Brined Turkey Breast
Courtesy of McCormick

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 with a savory blend of McCormick® rosemary, thyme and paprika – and roast. Serve on a large platter and watch as guests dig into this memorable main.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ready in
2 h and 45 m
15 m
(prepare time)
2 h and 30 m
(cook time)
10
Servings
431
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups water
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 4 McCormick® Bay Leaves
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast, (about 5 to 6 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1-2 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick® Rosemary Leaves, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Mix water, wine, salt, sugar and bay leaves in 6-quart container or tall stockpot.

Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved.

Place turkey breast in brine.

If necessary, place a plate on top of turkey to keep it submerged.

Refrigerate 12 to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Remove turkey from brine.

Discard remaining brine.

Rinse turkey under cool running water.

Pat dry, even between the skin and the breast.

Place turkey on rack in foil-lined roasting pan.

Brush turkey with oil.

Mix paprika, rosemary, thyme and salt in small bowl.

Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over turkey.

Cover loosely with foil.

Roast 1 hour.

Remove foil.

Roast 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F, basting occasionally with pan juices.

Remove turkey from oven.

Let stand 15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts
Servings10
Calories Per Serving431
Total Fat18g28%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated4g22%
Cholesterol146mg49%
Protein49g98%
Carbs11g4%
Vitamin A11µg1%
Vitamin B120.9µg39.3%
Vitamin B61mg85%
Vitamin C0.2mg0.2%
Vitamin E0.4mg2.9%
Vitamin K2µg1%
Calcium40mg4%
Fiber0.2g0.6%
Folate (food)17µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)17µg4%
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium59mg14%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)12mg73%
Phosphorus423mg60%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium642mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg20.6%
Sodium1105mg46%
Sugars, added10gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg11%
Water367gN/A
Zinc4mg33%