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Published: Tuesday, 11/13/2007

White Cranberry Brine

2 64-ounce bottles White Cranberry Juice Drink

1 gallon water

2 cups kosher salt

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns

8 cloves garlic, crushed

8 bay leaves

Mix all ingredients, except turkey, in large stock pot until salt and sugar are mostly dissolved. Submerge turkey in brine. Fill two-gallon-sized resealable bags with ice. Place in pot with turkey. Marinate or brine turkey for 12 to 18 hours refrigerated. Discard marinade. Dry turkey with paper towels and grill or roast in oven as desired.

Yield: Enough brine for an 8 to 16-pound turkey

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