Oaktown Spice Shop

Smoky Brine Mix, 16 oz

Regular price $13.50
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Brining your turkey or chicken helps retain moisture, keeping everything juicy and full of flavor. Our new Smoky Brine Mix is a blend of smoked sea salt and flavorful spices. It makes 1.5 gallons of brine—enough for one medium turkey, or two whole chickens. For an extra-large turkey, pick up two packages of brine mix! Instructions are on the package for easy reference.

INSTRUCTIONS: add contents of packet to 3 qts of water and simmer for 10 min. Allow to cool, then add enough ice to solution to make 6 qts total liquid. Pour brine into double-lined plastic bag containing bird and refrigerate for 8-12 hrs (overnight). Rinse and pat dry before cooking. 

INGREDIENTS: smoked sea salt, pure cane sugar, yellow mustard, chile flakes, cinnamon, celery seed, bay leaves, juniper berries, white & black peppercorns, cloves, allspice, ginger, orange zest, other spices.

OAKTOWN SPICE SHOP:

Located in Oakland, California’s Grand Lake neighborhood, on Solano Avenue in Albany, California and in the Castro Valley Marketplace in Castro Valley, California.

They focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice that they can find, which entails working with hundreds of different importers. They grind spices themselves, in their shop, every week or two. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.

Their spice blends are signature recipes, hand-mixed in the shop using their freshly ground spices. Some are their versions of well-known favorites, while others, such as the Grand Lake Shake or Umami Sea Salt, are their own inventions, born of curiosity and adventures in the kitchen.