I’ve updated my turkey brine recipe, and put a new spin on it for this Thanksgiving – Wild Turkey Gone Wild! My original poultry brine recipe is available in a previous post, as is an instructional how-to video. This is an excellent recipe using common ingredients like citrus, cranberries, salt and sugar, and white wine. This year, I wanted to kick it up a notch, and add in a few new ingredients.
Turkey Brine Live
If you missed the Facebook Live session, you can watch the replay below:
Turkey Brine – Wild Turkey Gone Wild
I’ve added pink peppercorns and Wild Turkey Bourbon to my brine recipe. Any Wild Turkey Bourbon will work, but I’m partial to the Wild Turkey American Honey. The light sweetness compliments the turkey well. If you’re partial to other bourbons or whiskeys, feel free to substitute as you see fit! “Jack up” your turkey with Jack Daniels, or “Beam it up” with a little Jim Beam. Make the recipe your own!
*This recipe is gluten free when made with gluten free alcohol. For those with severe gluten allergies, bourbons and whiskeys are typically not considered 100% safe. I would suggest swapping the bourbon for a certified gluten free white wine.
Pink Peppercorn Turkey Gravy
I also updated my turkey gravy recipe to include pink peppercorns, and modified it to be gluten free using my handmade gluten free flour blend. Nothing tops the perfect turkey like a great gravy, and this one is so delicious, no one will even know it’s gluten free!