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Citrus Brined Turkey

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Yield

Serves 8

prep

Prep Time

15 minutes

cook

Cook Time

25 minutes (plus turkey roasting time)

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Total Time

40 minutes

kikkoman products used:

ingredients

1 (approximately 12 pound) whole turkey, giblets removed
2 gallons cold filtered water
2 cups Kikkoman® Rice Vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup kosher salt
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4 rosemary sprigs
6 thyme sprigs

directions

  1. Combine 1 gallon of water, vinegar, sugar, salt, cloves, peppercorns, orange, lemon, rosemary, and thyme in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, about 15 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Continue to boil for 10 minutes. Cool brine to room temperature.
  2. Place turkey in a large pot and add remaining gallon of cold water along with cooled brine. Be sure to submerge turkey completely. Cover and transfer to refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Remove turkey from brine and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel. Season as desired and roast turkey according to your favorite method. Note: Do not salt turkey before roasting as this can result in an overly salty dish.

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