It’s not too early to prepare ideas for holiday dinners and parties. I suggest this delicious, easy recipe for poultry of any kind. Brining is an excellent way to introduce moisture and flavor to your favorite poultry dish. Give it a try!
Recipe: Glenn’s Surefire Poultry Brine
Summary: Delicious yet easy recipe for poultry of any kind.
- 4 gallons water
- 1-1/2 cups lemon juice
- 5 lbs. non-iodized salt
- 2-1/2 lbs brown sugar
- 2 cups grated ginger
- Mix all ingredients together in a nonmetal container. For a whole turkey, (8-10 lbs.) soak for 12 hours keeping the brine and poultry cold by double tubbing the brine container in another ice-filled container or keeping the container in an outdoor protected area such as a grage or porch, (40 degrees or lower). Keep the poultry submerged with a weighted plate or platter.
- Rinse lightly. Smoke for 6 hours. Remove from smoker and brush with oil. Roast uncovered at 350 degrees until meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees.
- Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest for 20-30 minutes. Carve and serve.