We all know that the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey.
All too often this flightless bird is over-roasted, dry and a bit bland. EASILY remedy this flavor-situation by brining your turkey the night before with Sweet Ginger Saucey Sauce. Then glaze it with our awesome Brown Sugar Ginger Glaze for a sweet & savory crackle.
The savory brine acts as a tenderizer for the meat leaving the turkey moist and juicy!
Saucey Fresh Sweet Ginger Brine & Brown Sugar Ginger Glaze
1 (14 to 16 pound) young turkey
For the brine:
1 bottle Sweet Ginger Saucey Sauce
1 bottle Brown Sugar Ginger Glaze Saucey Sauce (for finishing)
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 gallon vegetable stock
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
4 sprigs rosemary
4 leaves sage
4 sprigs thyme
Combine the Sweet Ginger Sauce, salt, sugar, vegetable stock, peppercorns, lemon, onion, rosemary, sage, and thyme in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Bring to a boil, then remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate. Place cooled brine in a 5-gallon bucket. Add the turkey and cover. Refrigerate or set in cool area for 8 to 16 hours, turning the bird once half way through brining. To cook, remove the turkey from the brine and cook as directed until turkey is tender and cooked through.
In the last 30 minutes of cooking time, brush bird Brown Sugar Ginger Glaze and let it crust nicely for a finishing touch!
You can even cook the gingery drippings into an especially amazing and flavorful gravy!
We hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving and use our Fresh Lemon & Sweet Ginger Nuoc Cham to easily make your turkey juicier!