Giving Thanks at Gabbi’s

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Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a time of year to reflect and give thanks and gratitude. We are so thankful for having such a wonderful team, amazing customers, and a growing business. I wanted to thank everyone for their continued support and on behalf of everyone at Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Buen Provecho! ~Chef Gabbi Patrick

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Thanksgiving Brine Recipe

This Brine Recipe is a Gabbi’s classic and a family favorite. I’ve been using it for 15 years for holiday gatherings at home. It pairs beautifully with turkey, cornish hens, pork, and chicken. The variety of different spices give it a nice balance of earthy and holiday flavors. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

Gabbi’s Signature Brine

2 qts. water

1/3 cup kosher salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. thyme

3 ea. bay leaves

5 ea. whole cloves

10 juniper berries, crushed

1 tsp. anise seed

1 tsp. black peppercorns, crushed

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

When cooled, add your protein and refrigerate overnight for 12 hours, turning occasionally for even brining. Pat dry with paper towels and roast according to your favorite recipe.

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