Maple Turkey Brine

Maple Turkey Brine

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"This is Dave's favorite brine for Thanksgiving turkey. It can be used on any kind of poultry and pork. It gives a sweet, maple flavor to meats."

Ingredients

1 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 180 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 4337 mg
  • 173%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place 2 quarts of water in a large pot over medium heat, and stir in brown sugar, soy sauce, maple syrup, sea salt, garlic cloves, bay leaves, thyme sprigs, peppercorns, and whiskey. Stir to dissolve brown sugar and salt; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in remaining 2 quarts of water. Allow brine to cool completely before using.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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i was so nervous about this brine- my husband chose the recipe, and when it was hot it smelled AWFUL! i let it cool, and it smelled a little better, but just a little. i made just a turkey breas...

This is a great brine, the soy sauce gives the turkey a lovely rich color and the turkey was very juicy. I put the garlic cloves in the cavity for cooking and people were fighting for them! For ...

I rated this recipe last year about this time and still love it, I just wanted to add to the review. This year I actually had a nice big 5 gallon bucket from Lowes with a lid to Brine it in for ...