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Why brine? Brining seasons the turkey without making it salty. It also helps draw moisture into the meat for a juicier result. Serve with grilled vegetables or Corn-and-Zucchini Saute with Basil.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2009
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Oven Method: Roast brined turkey on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 degrees until cooked through, about 1 1/2 hours.

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  • Nrandrews23
    13 MAR, 2014
    Wonderful basic recipe! We added some herbs and aromatics to the brine (rosemary, thyme, sage, apple and onion) and the turkey breast was just fantastic, moist and flavorful. We roasted it in the oven so we could use the bones to make stock for turkey soup. My only complaint is that the skin was not so crispy but I'm sure it would have been if we grilled it.
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