Brining and Preparing a turkey with GiGi

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For Brining and preparing your turkey here are the ingredients that I use-

apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, orange juice, sliced lemons and oranges, onions, garlic, bay leaves, cloves, sage, rosemary, salt & pepper and butter.

You will also need a brining bag to hold your turkey. I put a loose piece of tin foil on my turkey to keep the top form browning too quickly and remove it after about an hour or so. If your turkey starts to brown too quickly lay the foil back on top.

Remember to be patient and cook your turkey slowly 20 minutes per pound on 350 degrees - baste it when it starts to release some juices. I use a meat thermometer and cook mine to 160 degrees as it will cook a bit while it is resting and awaiting to be sliced :)

(If you over cook it- there is always a casserole or soup to make out of the poor dry bird!!!!) Like any old bird- Just keep an eye on him- ENJOY!!!!