Salty and Sweet Cranberry Citrus Brine

Salty and Sweet Cranberry Citrus Brine

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"Most everyone loves the taste of a salty sweet flavor. I have been using brine for years when making my turkey and chicken. I've tried this one or that one, but finally settled on taking the best elements of my 3 favorite ones to create my own with all the wonderful flavors of Thanksgiving."
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14-16 h servings
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  1. In large stockpot mix salt, orange juice, cranberry juice, water, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, 1 full lemon cut into wedges, 1 full orange cut into wedges, 1 onion cut into wedges, 3 cloves of garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and pepper. Mix until juice is thawed and sugar is dissolved. Place turkey in brine cover and refrigerate for 14-16 hours.
  2. Use remaining lemons, oranges, onion, and garlic to stuff turkey while roasting.
  3. ***For juicer turkey meat, roast breast side down.***



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