One of the easiest and tastiest ways to attain a brag-worthy turkey is by preparing it ahead of time and beginning with a great brine. This adds to the overall flavor of the meat and most importantly to the juiciness of your turkey.
Citrus Turkey Brine
1 cup salt
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 orange, cut into wedges
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic
4 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 1 /2 gallons cold water
Rub salt onto your turkey, and place remaining salt, lemons, oranges, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and pepper into a large pot. Place the turkey in the pot, and fill with water. Refrigerate overnight.
Discard brine after removing turkey.
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