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Turkey Brine Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Berta Chapa
Added: Monday, November 26, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. kosher salt
1/3 packed cup dark brown sugar
1/3 c. ground ancho chile powder
2 c. apple cider
35 cloves garlic
4 unpeeled, cored, and coarsely chopped granny smith apples


Directions:
Directions:
Put all the above ingredients into a food processor and puree. Add puree to the brining bag along with 6 c. apple cider and 4 quarts cold water. Whisk to dissolve the salt and sugar. Put turkey into the bag and close it Turkey must be kept cold so refrigerate it by putting a bowl under bag or bury the bag in ice in an oversize cooler, adding ice as necessary. Calculate 1 hour of brining for each pound. You can use a turkey bag used to bake the turkey. Remove the turkey from the brine and pat it dry with paper towels. You can proceed to bake the turkey as you wish.

 

 

 

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