Citrus Apple Cider Vinegar Brine will make your turkey moist and full of flavor! This turkey brine is easy to make and worth the extra step to make a delicious turkey for Thanksgiving! Brine turkey for 8-12 hours. Gluten free and low-carb. Makes enough brine for a 20 lb whole turkey.
Squeeze the quarter lemons and oranges to extract the juice while adding them to a large stock pot along with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 20 min on low heat.
Place the raw, defrosted turkey into a brine bag. Pour cooled brine over turkey, tie the bag and place in a roasting pan and place in your refrigerator for 8-12 hours. *Makes enough brine for a 20 lb turkey
Let Citrus Apple Cider Vinegar Brine cool before storing in the refrigerator and place it in a large container or clean cooler where the whole, thawed turkey will be covered for 8-12 hours.
You should brine your turkey in a refrigerator or outside if it's cold enough but, not freezing which is 32F or below.
This recipe makes enough brine for a 20 lb. turkey. Discard the brine after it's been in the raw turkey. It's not safe to be consumed.
Here is the general rule for substitution: 1 part table salt = 2 parts Kosher salt
Therefore, for this recipe which calls for 1 1/4 cups of Kosher salt, you can use about 5/8 cups of table salt instead. However, if you're measuring by weight, you may use the same amount.