Easy Citrus Turkey Brine

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This is a quick-and-easy turkey brine recipe that is full of citrus, brown sugar, garlic, and juniper, plus a kick from rum and limeade.

1
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 to 1 batch of brine turkey

Ingredients

  • 96 ounces water

  • 32 ounces vegetable broth

  • 2 oranges, sliced

  • 1 onion, chopped into large pieces

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup rum

  • ½ cup coarse salt

  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 bay leaves

Directions

  1. Combine water, broth, oranges, onion, limeade concentrate, orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, rum, salt, garlic, black pepper, thyme, parsley, juniper berries, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cover pot. Allow to cool completely, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2635mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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