Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + marinating Bake: 4 hours + standing
This was a lot of work. It wasn't any better than cooking the turkey the regular way in a roasting pan basting it. I just don't think it was worth all the trouble and extra time it took to prepare.
This is a great recipe. Makes a very moist and tender turkey. Do not use the juices for your gravy tho. It's too salty. I usually simmer the neck and use the juices and meat from that for gravy.
I have used this recipe for years since it came out in Taste of Home. I would never make my turkey a different way. It always turns out perfect, so very moist and tastes so good!
I have used this brine recipe since it came out several years ago! My family thinks it bakes the best, most moist turkey ever!
This has to be my favorite turkey ever! We have grilled our holiday turkeys for quite a few years now and last year we did this brine method but still grilled it. It is my favorite. I had to search for this recipe so we could have it again this year.
For Thanksgiving 2008 I had the honor of hosting the family gathering at my house for the first time. I wanted a fantastic recipe, and this was worth every hour. The family buzzed about my turkey, and asked for it AGAIN this year. I have never been so proud to serve a recipe. Thank you.