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 servings 180 cals
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Nutrition

  • 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 ...

This is my favorite and only way I will roast a turkey or chicken now! It leaves the meat so moist! I know it may have a bad smell but it will make the best Thanksgiving Bird you have ever had...

This will be the brine that I use from now on. It was excellent. I put it together the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving so that it could chill over night and I could start brining the turkey ...

Best brine ever! I've made turkey with this brine several times and now I've started adding a couple tablespoons of liquid smoke and a couple teaspoons maple flavor extract to kick it up a few n...

This is the only way we cook our turkeys now!!! Brine and cowboy charcoal!!! Nothing but rave reviews from our family and friends!!

It was delicious. You could really taste the maple syrup. The turkey was very moist. I made the brine on Tuesday night and cooled over night. I put the turkey in a home depot bucket with the bri...

I had never brined a turkey prior to trying this recipe. I used to inject the bird with marinade or herbed butter to regulate the moisture. No longer. I could not believe the difference brining ...