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Grilled Apple Brined Turkey

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  Unsweetened apple juice 2 Quart
  Packed brown sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Kosher salt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh ginger root 4 Ounce, peeled and thinly sliced
  Whole cloves 15
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), crushed
  Bay leaves 3
  Oranges 3 Medium, quartered
  Cold water 3 Quart
  Turkey 14 Pound (1 Turkey, 12 To 14 Pound)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon

In a large kettle, combine the first seven ingredients.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
Stir in oranges.
Remove from the heat.
Add cold water to cool the marinade to room temperature.
Remove the giblets from the turkey (discard or save for another use).
Place a turkey-size oven roasting bag inside a second roasting bag; add the turkey.
Carefully pour the cooled marinade into the bag.
Squeeze out as much air as possible; seal bags and turn to coat.
Place in a roasting pan or other large container.
Refrigerate for 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.
Prepare grill for indirect heat.
Drain and discard brine.
Rinse turkey under cold water; pat dry.
Rub oil over skin.
Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
Place breast side up on a rack in a disposable foil roasting pan.
Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 hour.
Tent turkey with foil; grill 1-2 hours longer or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reads 180°.
Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 223 Calories from Fat 98

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g14.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 99.4 mg33.1%

Sodium 179.1 mg7.5%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.05 g0.22%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 28 g56.5%

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 0.98%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grilled Apple Brined Turkey Recipe