A turkey brine will no doubt make your thanksgiving turkey memorable. Brining is a process similar to marination, where the meat is soaked in a salted water mixture. The great thing about a brine, is that you can really suit it to any flavor profile. Adapt this recipe to fit your taste. Bottom line, brining will result in a delicious, juicy and flavorful turkey.

Tip: We have found that using a medium sized cooler works really well for brining a larger turkey.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman

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Turkey Brine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 24 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups 3 cups Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemarry
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp peppercorns
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2 large oranges quartered
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 24 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups 3 cups Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemarry
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp peppercorns
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2 large oranges quartered
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover.
  2. Allow to cool completely, then pour into a large brining bag or pot. If your turkey is large, a cooler works great for this. Place uncooked turkey in brine solution, then refrigerate for 16 to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to roast turkey, remove turkey from brine. Submerge turkey in a pot or sink of fresh, cold water. Allow to sit in clean water for 15 minutes to remove excess salt from the outside.
  4. Discard brine. Remove turkey from clean water, pat dry, and cook according to your normal roasting method.
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