Picked up a 12Lb turkey at Wegmans. First step is the 24hr+ brine
Brine: (recipe courtesy of Tom and Cort at Shinnecock Hardware )
- 2 gallons cold water
- 1/2 Gal Apple Cider
- 1 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup white wine
- Crush garlic (3-4 cloves)
- 1 TBS Dizzy Dust
Completely mixed the above ingredients.
Washed off bird under cold water and removed all the nastiness (neck and gizzards)
Placed in a 5 gallon igloo cooler (24 bucks at Target). Perfect brining vessel BTW
Will let brine in the garage for 24hrs +.
Stay tuned for part deux tomorrow when I actually cook the bird