Once you’ve tried this citrus brined recipe you’ll never roast a turkey in tehoven again. The brine keeps your turkey moist and delicious. Plus, if you are like me you have lots of other dishes that need the oven space, with the turkey on the grill you now have your oven for all the other yummy side dishes.
Citrus Brined Turkey
Brining a Turkey is a great way to impart flavor and keep the turkey moist when smoked or cooked on a grill. Remember to brine the turkey the night before. The turkey must be thawed if frozen. The best way to do this is to place the turkey and the brine in the turkey bag that comes with the disposable turkey roasting pan. Keep your turkey in a cooler with ice.
- 1 /4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup kosher salt use only half this amount if you are on a salt-reduced diet
- 750 ml bottle of fruity white wine
- 4 quarts water or water to cover
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 heads of garlic broken into cloves and peeled
- 1 lemon juice of 1 lemon
- 2 limes juice of 2 limes
- 2 oranges juice of 2 navel oranges
- 2 lemons sliced into rounds
- 2 limes sliced into rounds
- 1 orange sliced into rounds
- 1 bunch fresh rosemary
- 1 bunch bunch poultry herbs can be purchased in the produce section in most grocery stores
- 7-8 lbs turkey breast gizzards removed, washed with cold water and patted dry
- 1 apple baking apple cut into chunks
- 1 pineapple pineapple cut into chunks
Mix all brine ingredients, (except turkey, poultry herbs and wood chips), in a large pot. Stir to combine.
Cook over high heat and bring to a boil. Immediately turn off heat and cover pot.
Let cool to room temperature. DO NOT add turkey until brine has cooled completely. you can speed up the process by using less water and then adding ice at the end.
Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 12 hours) in the refrigerator, or a cooler full of ice turning turkey a couple of times to ensure all areas have been submerged. Remove bird from marinade and pat dry.
Preheat gas barbecue to med-high. Once it reaches about 400 degrees turn center burner off and side burners to low.
Carefully lift skin away from breast and place herb bundle under skin in a thin layer to cover the entire breast.
Stuff under turkey breast with apple and pineapple.
Place turkey in an aluminum pan with the garlic cloves, lemon, lime and orange slices
Place turkey on the grill in an aluminum roasting pan and cover with foil for 40 minutes. Remove foil cover.
cook for an additional 40 minutes, if the skin is browning too fast cover with foil.
Cook completely - a meat thermometer should read 165 degrees. Allow turkey to rest 15 minutes before carving.
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