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10 Must-have Marinades, Brines and Barbecue Rubs


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Honey Brined Turkey
An alternative to a sweet honey brine is one made with herbs, citrus peels, peppercorns and salt.
An alternative to a sweet honey brine is one made with herbs, citrus peels, peppercorns and salt.
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Thanks to this Honey Brined Turkey recipe from Culinary Cafe, there's reason to have turkey more often than just on Thanksgiving. This special brine earns appeal because of its creative family of ingredients: two full bundles of fresh thyme, eight cloves of garlic and a hefty amount of honey. Flavors from the brine infuse the meat in this deep marinating process.

Ingredients

  • 8 quarts water
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 bunches fresh thyme
  • 8 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper

Directions

Combine ingredients, ensuring that the salt and honey are dissolved in the water. Place the turkey in a plastic bag, and pour the brine over the turkey. Seal the bag, place it in a large pot, and let it marinate in the fridge for 12 to 18 hours.


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