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This brine infuses a light citrus and herbal note to poultry. This will help to brighten up the flavor and provide a tender juicy holiday turkey.
Prep Time 10 mins Total Time 10 mins Servings: 1 Gallon 1 gallon cold water 2 cups ice 3/4 cup coarse salt 3/4 cup white 3 lemons, halved 3 limes, halved 3 sprigs rosemary 3 bay leaves 2 sprigs fresh thyme 6 garlic cloves, smashed
Place water into large plastic lined stock pot. Large baking bags work well for the task. Pour cold water and stir in salt and sugar until it begins to dissolve. Add remaining ingredients.
Submerge turkey into mixture and add as much ice as the stock pot can accommodate. Cover and place into refrigerator for 10-14 hours.
Remove from brine, wash off with cold water, pat dry with paper towels. Season without salt and cook as directed.
If you have a very large turkey, place into a cooler, add brine and ice, cover and store in a very cool place.