Mean Chef's Maple Brine

Recipe by Bekah
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 gallon
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in large stainless steel pot.
  • Bring to simmer, remove from heat and cool completely Remove turkey neck and giblets.
  • Rinse turkey well.
  • Put turkey in cold brine.
  • Use a stainless, plastic or other non-reactive container.
  • Add water if brine doesn't cover bird.
  • Refrigerate 2- 4 days, turning bird twice a day.
  • To cook: remove turkey from brine, pat dry, brush with olive oil.
  • Either grill or cook in oven.
  • It is also advantageous to leave the dry turkey in the refrigerator for at least 4 hour or overnight, uncovered.
  • This completely dries out the skin to insure a crisp finish.
  • DO NOT stuff turkey.
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