Spiced festive brine for turkey or pork

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15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3l water
  • 300g of salt
  • 100ml of maple syrup, or honey
  • 100ml of whisky
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice berries
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, bashed

Method

1
Toast the whole spices in a hot, dry pan for 30 seconds, or until fragrant
2
Add 1l of water along with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil
3
Stir to make sure the salt and sugar has fully dissolved then remove from the heat
4
Add the rest of the water and make sure the brine has fully cooled before using