Orange brine smoked turkey breast

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1 - 8 to 10 pound turkey breast

2 cups orange marmalade

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns

1/2 cup kosher salt


  • Rinse the turkey breast inside and out, remove the giblets if available and reserve for use in the gravy, pat breast dry.
  • Place in a 2 gallon sealable bag or large glass bowl that will snugly hold the breast. Refrigerate while you prepare the marinade.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool completely.
  • Pour the marinade over the turkey breast and seal bag removing as much air as possible. Place in a bowl, breast side down and refrigerate for 3 days. Rotate every day if the brine does not completely cover the breast.
  • Remove breast discarding the marinade. Pat dry and rub all over with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.


Rate this recipe:
Generate another secure code = 

Related recipes

Recipe Orange-ginger mignonette
Orange-ginger mignonette
2 servings
15 min
Very Easy
4.5 / 5
Recipe Magret duck breast with truffle sauce
Magret duck breast with truffle sauce
3 servings
45 min
Very Easy
Recipe Orange pie
Orange pie
8 servings
Very Easy