Tuesday, October 28, 2014

White Cranberry-n-Pear Brine

The "Balsamic Pear Vinegar" mingles wonderfully with the white cranberry juice, herbs and honey. It’s a great refreshing change of pace for the holiday turkey. Can be used for chicken, pork, seafood and fish.


1/2 gallon of cold water
1 cup sea salt
4 cups Balsamic Pear Vinegar
2 (64 oz.) Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice
2 sprigs fresh sage or 1 tablespoon dried
2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried
4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 1/2 tablespoons dried
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup honey


In a large pot combine juices, sea salt, garlic, pepper, herbs and sugar over a medium heat.

Simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow brine to cool.

Add cold water.

Pour brine over the top of the turkey, cover the pot or the seal bag, and refrigerate 6 - 24 hours.

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