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Cabernet Lovers’ Turkey Dry Brine

Chef Knoll prefers to dry brine rather than wet brine turkey for three reasons: dry brining produces more flavorful meat, it makes the skin browner and crisper and it takes far less space in the refrigerator than a salted bath of a wet brine. This turkey dry brine recipe features thyme, rosemary and porcini powder, which complement the earthy notes and dark fruit flavors in elegant Jordan Cabernet Sauvignons.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp garlic powder

  • 3 Tbsp onion powder

  • 4 Tbsp porcini powder

  • 6 Tbsp kosher salt

  • 2 Tbsp dried thyme

  • 2 Tbsp fennel pollen

  • 2 Tbsp dried rosemary

  • 4 Tbsp demerara sugar (Turbinado or Sugar in the Raw may be substituted)

  • 2 Tbsp black peppercorns

  • 2 Tbsp coriander

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp garlic powder

  • 3 Tbsp onion powder

  • 4 Tbsp porcini powder

  • 6 Tbsp kosher salt

  • 2 Tbsp dried thyme

  • 2 Tbsp fennel pollen

  • 2 Tbsp dried rosemary

  • 4 Tbsp demerara sugar (Turbinado or Sugar in the Raw may be substituted)

  • 2 Tbsp black peppercorns

  • 2 Tbsp coriander

Instructions

One 8-pound turkey

To make the dry brine, combine all ingredients and pulse in a spice or coffee grinder. Store in a mason jar or airtight container and keep in the pantry for up to one month.

Rub spatchcocked turkey with Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil before applying dry brine. Let turkey sit overnight in the refrigerator uncovered.

This dry brine also works on a traditional oven-roasted turkey.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.

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