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brine for turkey breasts

greggsegggreggsegg Posts: 31
edited 9:46PM in EggHead Forum
Can anyone give me a good brine recipe for turkey breast. Thawed ready for cooking in AM


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,489
    This brine (link below) is really good with turkey.
    Have fun

    [ul][li]Brant's Brine[/ul]
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  • ChefRDChefRD Posts: 438
    here's another good one posted by JSlot long ago. You can probably cut the amounts in half for just a breast. The flavor is really good and it produces a super moist bird but I would shorten the brine time for a breast as it is smaller.
    ChefRD.[p]Posted by JSlot on November 20, 2001 at 22:29:48:[p]In Reply to: Best Brine Recipe posted by Char Dawg on November 20, 2001 at 09:41:42:[p]Char Dawg,[p]Here's one a lot of Eggers use:[p]"It Came From the Brine"[p]
    1 Turkey
    2 cups kosher salt
    2 T dried rosemary
    2 T dried thyme
    2 T dried sage
    1 T dried marjoram
    1 T celery seeds
    1 T black peppercorns
    1 medium onion chopped
    1 medium carrot chopped
    1 rib celery chopped[p]For the brine container, I use my turkey frying pot lined with 2 plastic garbage bags (the aluminum will react with the salt).[p]Place 2 gallons of cold water in your brine container. Add all ingredients down to the peppercorns and stir to dissolve salt and herbs as much as possible. Place turkey in brine and add water to completely cover if needed. Cover and refrigerate for 24-48 hours. You can probably regulate the saltiness by adjusting the brine time for your taste after you have done one or two. Remove the turkey from the brine, rinse well under cold water, and then pat dry inside and out before cooking. Place an onion, a carrot, and a stalk of celery in the turkey cavity and cook at your normal time and temps.[p][p]

  • ChefRD,
    thanx for the late nite briners, i will give these a try!

  • Nature Boy,
    thanx for the late nite briners i will give these a try!

  • JSlotJSlot Posts: 1,218
    You are exactly right, ChefRD. I did my first turkey breast last week using half of the recipe and brined for 18 hours. It was really good.[p]Jim

  • ChefRDChefRD Posts: 438
    thanks for the confirmation Jim. And thank you for sharing the recipe with us. Theres lots of good brines around, but this is still my personal favorite for birds.
    Have a great Eggfest and I'm 'green' with envy. :)
    (maybe next year?)
    Thanks again,

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