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TURKEY BRINE RECIPE | MCCORMICK



Turkey Brine Recipe | McCormick image

What’s a Thanksgiving feast without a juicy, flavorful turkey? For a simple turkey brine recipe, soak your bird for 12 to 24 hours in a mixture of McCormick® bay leaves, salt, sugar and water. Then, rinse and season with a savory blend of McCormick® rosemary, thyme and paprika before roasting in the oven. If you want inspiration for the full meal, our turkey brine recipe is perfect served alongside popular side dishes, including: Candied sweet potato casserole, Cranberry sauce, Herb stuffing, Garlic mashed potatoes. And for dessert, you can’t go wrong with our easy apple pie and pumpkin pie recipes.

Provided by McCormick

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Yield 14

Number Of Ingredients 12

1
8 cups hot water
3/4 cup salt
3/4 cup sugar
8 Bay Leaves
8 cups cold water
1 whole turkey (14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
2 tbsps oil
1 tbsp Paprika
2 tsps Rosemary Leaves coarsely crushed
1 tsp Thyme Leaves
1 tsp salt

Steps:

  • Mix hot water, salt, sugar and bay leaves in 12-quart container or tall stockpot. Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Stir cold water into container. Place turkey in brine, adding more cold water if needed to cover. 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 and thyme in small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over turkey. Cover loosely with foil.
  • Roast 2 hours. Remove foil. Roast 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove turkey from oven. Cover loosely with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 435 Calories

BASIC ALL PURPOSE BRINE FOR MEATS, CHICKEN, AND TURKEY ...



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Make and share this Basic All Purpose Brine for Meats, Chicken, and Turkey recipe from Food.com.

Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 3 hours

Yield 1 quart

Number Of Ingredients 7

1 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 sprigs fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
4 -6 cloves garlic, sliced
4 cups water
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup kosher salt

Steps:

  • Makes 1 quart- make up additional amounts of brine if needed until meat is submerged.
  • Stir ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Continue stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Place meat or poultry in a food safe plastic bag inside another container for support and leakage control (oven roasting bags are a fine choice- NOT garbage bags).
  • Pour cooled brine into bag, and squeeze out as much air as possible and seal with a twistie tie.
  • Refrigerate for 3-4 hours for 3 pounds meat (such as pork ribs), 5-6 hours for a nice roasting hen, or 12-24 hours for a turkey, 12 hours being for a small one and the longer time for those turkeys around 20+ pounds.
  • Discard brine before using and pat meat dry.
  • If using poultry, you may want to add citrus fruit such as oranges or lemons, additional fresh herbs, or cloves of garlic into the cavity.
  • Prepare meat as desired- roast, bbq, etc.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 458.3, FatContent 0.4, SaturatedFatContent 0.1, CholesterolContent 0, SodiumContent 56649.7, CarbohydrateContent 117.6, FiberContent 2.5, SugarContent 106.9, ProteinContent 1.8

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