Citrus Turkey Brine

Citrus Turkey Brine

PREP TIME:
20 minutes

DIFFICULTY:
easy

COOK TIME:

SERVINGS:
15 servings

With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, you may find yourself needing a wonderful turkey brine for your holiday turkey. This citrus brine is guarantees that your turkey will be moist, tender and flavorful.  

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 3  cloves of garlic
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon  of dried thyme 
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 1.5 gallons of cold water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Rub salt onto your turkey and place remaining salt, lemons, oranges, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and pepper into a large pot. Place turkey in the pot and fill with water. Refrigerate overnight. Discard brine after removing turkey. 

Article Provided By: Allison Thomas
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