Recipe: Brined Lemon and Thyme Turkey Breast

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  • 2 bone-in, skin-on Turkey Breasts (approx. 2 kgs/4.4 lbs.)
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) cold Water
  • 12 Peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves fresh Garlic, skinned
  • 1/2 medium Onion, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarse Salt
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 bunch, fresh Thyme

You will need a large, 2-4 litre container with a lid, or a casserole or bowl with plastic wrap. Mix all ingredients except turkey breast together in a separate bowl to make brine. Place turkey breasts in the large container. Add brine and cover. Refrigerate overnight or no less than 4 hours. Preheat grill to 400ºF (200ºC). Spray grill with cooking spray and place turkey breasts bone side up. Grill for 5-7 minutes or until starting to brown. Flip on to bone side and continue to grill until done, approximately 20-30 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve. Oven Method: Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Place turkey breasts in a shallow baking dish, bone side down and roast uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until juices are clear.

Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories: 448; Protein: 80 g; Fat: 7 g; Carbohydrates: 16 g.