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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 478.2
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 146.1 mg
  • Sodium: 6,438.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 50.9 g

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Turkey Brine

Submitted by: STRIKERMOM5

Introduction

The recipe converter was not very easy to use for this recipe & I am completely unsure about the nutrtional values... the sodium looks exremely high & I don't know how much the bird absorbs in the brining process. The recipe converter was not very easy to use for this recipe & I am completely unsure about the nutrtional values... the sodium looks exremely high & I don't know how much the bird absorbs in the brining process.
Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    4 quarts water
    2 cups Spenda brown sugar blend
    1 cup lite soy sauce
    1 cup maple syrup
    3/4 cup sea salt
    8-10 whole cloves garlic, peeled
    6-8 whole bay leaves
    3 large sprigs of thyme
    2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
    10 - 12 lb whole turkey, giblets/neck, gizzards removed

Tips

We like to smoke our turkeys, but the weather isn't always conducive to this cooking method. The bird does well in an oven or counter-top roaster, as well as on a grill.


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Directions

Place 2 quarts of water and other ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil, dissolving sugar and maple syrup. Remove from heat, add remaining 2 quarts and allow brine to cool completely before using.

Submerge whole turkey in brine solution for 24 hours; use a large stock pot or brining bag to hold the solution, rotating the bird as needed.

Remove bird from brine solution & pat dry, then cook as per your preferred method.

Serving Size: One 12 lb turkey serves 15






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