Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Brined Turkey Breast

I've always wanted to try brining a turkey or turkey breast to see what it would be like.  It was soooooo moist and tender that it's worth the extra steps to make it. 






Brined Turkey Breast

1 - 6# fresh turkey breast
4 cups warm water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Kosher salt
1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh thyme

Place the turkey breast in a large pot.  In a bowl, combine the warm water, brown sugar, minced garlic and spices.  Stir to make sure the brown sugar and salt are dissolved before pouring into the pan with the turkey.  Cover the pot and place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.  I brined it over night.