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Healthy Recipes > Main Dishes > Savory Brined Turkey

Savory Brined Turkey

Cook Time

1.5 hours


Savory Brined Turkey

Publish Date: November 13, 2013

Combine 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons pepper, and 1 tablespoon thyme in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Add remaining 6 cups water, salt, honey, and sugar, stirring well until salt and sugar dissolve. Pour mixture into a 2-gallon zip-top plastic bag. Add ice and turkey. Seal the bag and refrigerate 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally. Remove turkey from bag, and discard the brine. Pat turkey dry with paper towels.

Preheat oven to 400° F and prepare a roasting pan with cooking spray.

Rub turkey with oil. Combine 1 tablespoon pepper and 1 teaspoon dried thyme and rub over turkey, covering well.  Place the turkey on prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the breast reaches 180° F. Place turkey on a platter. Cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes. Garnish with thyme sprigs if desired. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from My Recipes

Makes 12 servings. Serving size 4.0ounces.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

Note: roughly 10% of the brine is absorbed; brine ingredients are figured at 10%.
Calories 204, Fat 7.5 grams, Protein 30.5 grams, Sodium 297 mg, Carbohydrates 1.5 grams, Fiber 0 grams

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