Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Chef Marcia’s Awesome Drunken Turkey Brine Recipe

Turkey Day is almost here and I use this every year!!

In a large pot

Warm over the stove just till salt and brown sugar dissolved:
1 cup water
4 cups of apple cider
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sea salt
1T smoked cinnamon 
1T grated ginger
1T pink peppercorns
2-3 Springs of, Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme
2 star anise 
Once dissolved :
6 sliced carrot-
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 lemon cut in quarters 
3 bay leaf
2 grated garlic Cloves
2 chopped apples
4 cups beer
3 chopped shallots

I chill this Brine 12-24 hours before adding Turkey. 

In a large pot that will hold your turkey ( I have been known to use a large bucket - that has a tight-fitting lid).

Stir the brine well before adding Turkey.   I like to brine 24-48 hours.

The flavor becomes deeper and richer at 24+hrs. Don’t forget about the Turkey!!! Stir the contents around the Turkey every 

12 hours so flavors remain integrated with each other. 

Enjoy- Bon Appetite! 

Have an amazing Thanksgiving from

Elm Creek Manor