Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Savory Turkey Brine and a GIVEAWAY!!

Last night, we celebrated Thanksgiving early, just for you guys! I partnered with Kikkoman so we could all have a "Kikk-ed" up Thanksgiving meal! A few weeks ago Kikkoman sent me a box full of recipes, samples of their products, and a few other goodies. Each day for the rest of this week I will post a new recipe that came from Kikkoman. Also, Kikkoman is going to give one of my lucky readers a chance to win 2 of their full size products. But don't worry if you don't win, their also giving you the opportunity to print off a coupon for a buy one get one free Kikkoman product! You can click here for the coupon. If you'd like to enter the giveaway, just make sure you're a follower of This Mommy Cooks, and then comment below what your favorite Kikkoman product is, and do this by Friday, November 19th at 12 NOON. Pretty simple huh? OK, let's get on to my first Kikkoman sponsored recipe, the Savory Turkey Brine.

Looking for an easy and special way take your Thanksgiving feast to the next level? The Savory Turkey Brine with Kikkoman Soy Sauce will ensure that your turkey stays moist while still bringing intense mouth-watering flavors to your Thanksgiving feast! I have never actually cooked an entire turkey before. I usually keep it small and just do a turkey breast. But, I ventured out this year, and made my husband remove all the yucky stuff! Thanks, hun! This was really easy to prepare and turned out great. Everyone loved it. The flavor was just perfect. My turkey was actually only 11 pounds, so I halved the recipe for the brine, and it worked well. I definitely recommend using a brine, it keeps the turkey juicy and flavorful, you won't be sorry!

Savory Turkey Brine

(Recipe for a 16-24 pound turkey)
2 gallons Cold Water
10 ounces Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
½ cup kosher salt
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons dried sage
2 tablespoons dried celery seed (I used celery salt.)
1 tablespoon dried thyme

The night before roasting, remove giblets and turkey neck; rinse turkey inside and out. In a large stock pot or 5 gallon bucket mix water with remaining ingredients. Stir well until all the salt is dissolved. Place turkey in the pot cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. When ready to cook turkey, remove turkey from the brine, and rinse well. Follow your regular cooking instructions. You can go to this site to help you see how to actually cook  your turkey.

*I received free products from Kikkoman to prepare this recipe.



I am now an "offical" follower and I love their Teriyaki Sauce. My mom has been using it for years!

Alison said...

Their soy sauce rocks!

Katie G said...

I love their lite sodium soy sauce, too! It is a staple in my condiment collection!

P.S. Congrats, Amber!

Cecilia said...

I like their plain old soy sauce. Yummy with some fried rice!

laurie said...

I use the lite,too, it's the best!

Sona J said...

I love their soy and garlic teriyaki sauces!

Michele said...

I usually use the light soy sauce but I've tried the garlic teriyaki too and it's yummy.

Pam said...

Love their soy sauce!!!

Stephanie said...

Their garlic teriyaki sauce rocks!

Sounds like the Thanksgiving dinner went really well! I'm so glad!

Casey said...

I love their low sodium soy sauce and their teriyaki sauce!

KimA said...

We actually use Kikkoman Soy Sauce. I have cooked lots of turkeys but never in a brine. I just may have to try this!

Lindy Wilson Edwards said...

I love their low sodiun soy sause. yummy!

Nicole Elliott said...

I haven't tried all of their products, but their Teriyaki sauce is good!

susitravl said...

I'm following your via GFC and on FB.

I am not a big salt fan but I enjoy soy sauce, so I love the their Low-Sodium Soy Sauce


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