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PS 7's Chef Peter Smith's Cranberry Brine

3 gallons water

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup kosher salt

1 bag fresh cranberries, crushed

1 cinnamon stick

6 cloves

3 sprigs rosemary

10 black peppercorns

zest of two  oranges

1 quart cranberry juice

In a heavy sauce pot, combine 1 gallon of water, sugar, salt, cranberries, cinnamon clove, rosemary, peppercorns and orange zest. Bring to a boil, and immediately turn off and let steep for 20 minutes.

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