- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
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Can be made ahead of time.
Please read the headnote for the Juniper Brine for information regarding Diamond Crystal brand salt. I especially like to use this brine when barbecuing a turkey because the sweet apple cider flavor is a perfect match with the hickory smoke-infused bird.
In a large saucepan, stir together the salt, sugar, cloves, peppercorns, and allspice. Add the ginger and bay leaves along with the apple cider and hot water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Add the ice water and orange pieces and stir to cool the mixture. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
Proceed with brining the turkey.
The brine can be made up to 1 day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Nutritional information is not available for this recipe.