Tuesday, November 24, 2015 / 49 Comments

The Most Delicious and Easy To Make Turkey Brine Ever




Happy Turkey week.... I hope at least some of you are getting a few days off to prepare a Thanksgiving feast with your family and friends. 

                                       

It's time to start prepping that turkey for a yummy holiday feast.  Several years ago we never even thought about using a turkey brine and then a friend of my mom's went to Williams Sonoma and bought their's and all of our worlds were forever changed. 


                          

I don't know how we ever survived without doing it!!!

The terms heavenly, flavorful, and delicious all come to mind. 

Now fast forward several years later and I'm making my own. 

                               

It's very simple . Remember poultry doesn't have a lot of natural flavor so we are using the brine to add flavor. 



The Most Delicious and Easy to Make Turkey Brine Ever

Ingredients
  • 3 Cups Apple Juice
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Sea Salt
  • 2 Large Oranges
  • 5 Fresh Mint Sprigs
  • 3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Fresh Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tsp. Minced Cloves.
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the minced cloves, and cut up the oranges. Pour over the turkey in a large pan and leave in the fridge for 24 hours. Turn the turkey at the 12 hour mark so both sides get the flavoring. Season with minced cloves.Cook and season your turkey to taste. Stuff and Cook. Enjoy.
Next week I will share with you my grandma's homemade dressing.


What have you been fixing this week?

Hugs from Oklahoma,

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49 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds so good and flavorful!

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  2. We have brined our turkey before and it was yummy. Didn't do it this year, but our turkey was still delish and moist. Will pin this and love to try it some time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  3. That sounds good! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  4. This sounds really good and easy brine.

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  5. This is so handy to have for the holidays! I try to make sure and brine our turkey because it really makes a yummy difference in the flavor! Thank you for an easy go to recipe!

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  6. Great idea to include apple juice in your brine. It works beautifully with turkey!

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  7. Oooooh! This is an interesting brine! Currently, my go-to turkey recipe is by Ina Garten, but I've been using it the past 7 Thanksgivings. All the ingredients you have listed makes me believe this turkey will be waaay different than anything I've tasted before - in a GOOD way! Thanks for this recipe. I may have to test it this weekend! ;-)

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  8. Wow! Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

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  9. I won't be able to share thanksgiving with my family this year so I hope you have an amazing holiday with yours including delicious eats!
    Kyla
    Wanderlustkyla.com

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  10. We are having Thanksgiving on the other end of the country - away from my family where I usually spend it! Knowing these helpful recipes and hints will make the dinner easier to make!

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  11. This sounds great. I have never made my own thanksgiving turkey before and I am considering trying this year so any help I can gt that is not too complex is what I need.

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  12. This is perfect! Its dinner time here in Manila and your post makes me hungry! And PS my Momma will sure love your recipe

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  13. I'll have to try this. I've never done a brine before but I hear they are tasty.

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  14. I have not dared to roast a turkey but our friends do that every year. This thanksgiving, I'm thinking about cooking a turkey dinner.., lets see, how that goes. The brining tips are helpful.

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  15. I'm not in charge of the Thanksgiving dinner in my family, my husband is. I'm going to share this with him! It seems so simple and tasty.

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  16. Ooooooo this is great!! I will have to pin for thanksgiving!!

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  17. I'll be honest, I didn't know what turkey brine was until now, but it sounds absolutely delicious! You've got some great flavors going on there!

    Sondra Barker
    PrettyFitFoodie
    prettyfitfoodie.com

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  18. Yum. That brine sounds delicious. I've never made my own turkey, but I hope to one day. I will share this with my mom.

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  19. I really gotta try a brine this year. Everyone highly recommends it. This might be the year I do it!

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  20. I've never brined a turkey before! It sounds like this is the year to give it a shot! Thanks! :)

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  21. I have never brined a turkey before, but it sounds delicious! Might have to try this at my Practice Thanksgiving this year.

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  22. First of all I am so excited for our upcoming Turkey day! I am actually trying my hand at making the turkey this year and I am hoping we don’t have a disaster. I have not thought about adding the ingredients you suggested but I bet it tastes and smells amazing. I am always looking to try new recipes and this seems to be super easy. I am looking for a fantastic dressing recipe like my grandmothers so I will definitely be checking back!

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  23. When cooking turkey, I like to add just a little bit of spice. We prefer roasting it because it's just the simplest and easiest method. We then carve the beast and add more sauce to make the flavor pop better.

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  24. I don't eat turkey, nor do I prepare it for holidays however, I love the flavour combinations you have in this brine. For example, the mint and apple would add so much freshness to the turkey.

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  25. I am not the best at making turkey for Thanksgiving actually. We want to try something new and use the slow cooker to make our dinner this year. I hope it is good!

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  26. I cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving! This year has flown by. I just started brining my turkey a few years ago, and I was amazed at how amazing it turned out. I will have to give your brining recipe a try -- I bet the Apple Juice and Mint combination is so good!

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  27. I'm forty years old and have never made turkey brine. I have almost all the ingredients though. Would you believe I have never heard of Mint Sprigs.

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  28. I have never brined a turkey. I love the idea of using the apple juice! I wonder if apple cider would work too! I think I might have to give this a try! You really have my mind working!

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  29. Paula @ I'm Busy Being AwesomeNovember 1, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    It sounds delicious! I'll have to try it

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  30. Oooo this is great! I will definitely try this!

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  31. Printing this out to use for Thanksgiving! Every year I like to try something new.

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  32. First off, your blog is so cute! Okay, now I know I can make the turkey this year - with the help of your recipe!

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  33. This looks like a delicious brine! I can't wait for Thanksgiving, I love making turkey and all the sides!!

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  34. This looks fantastic, I will keep this in mind for the next time we make Turkey. We aren't doing traditional this year.

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  35. looks pretty awesome! Makes me feel hungry! thanks for posting

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  36. Wow,this recipe is so good and look so tasty. I am so excited to prepare this dish on this coming Thanksgiving.

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  37. Brined turkey is the best! I started doing this a few years ago and what a difference it makes!

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  38. I cook turkey every year for Christmas but never brined it, tempted to try using your recipe for this year as it looks easy enough

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  39. I've never brined a turkey before. I'm temepted to try it, now. This sounds amazing.

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  40. Love the recipe. I have not personally brined a turkey before but have bought a pre-brined one. Maybe this year I can actually do it. It does taste delicious being brined.

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  41. Ohhh! Brining a turkey makes it taste SO good! I love this recipe, will definitely have to try these tweaks!

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  42. I am in charge of the turkey for the first time this year. This looks like a great recipe to try.

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  43. Such a perfect thanksgiving recipe! Now I just need to find some easy potato poppers recipe! :D

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  44. This looks so delicious. I love your recipe. I gonna bookmark this one. I need this recipe on the end of the year. Thank you so much!

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  45. So timely .. Thanks for sharing. Cannot wait !

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  46. I am not great with Thanksgiving recipes, and this is helpful. We are doing all the cooking this year, and it is good to have some strategies.

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  47. wow this one looks pretty simple and easy. I will give this one a try this thanakgiving

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