Turkey Brine

Brining a turkey will add much needed flavor to the breast meat of your bird. Some people boil their brine in a pot on the stove first. I just throw mine together and let it sit. I put mine in a large plastic garbage bag in a cooler then put in out in the garage for the night. If you live in a climate that stay pretty warm at night you would want to throw some ice between the bag and cooler.

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 3 gallon(s) Water
  • 2 cup(s) Salt
  • 1 cup(s) Brown sugar
  • 2 Oranges
  • 3 Lemons
  • 6 Bay leaves
  • 6 sprig(s) Fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Black peppercorns


  1. I just line a cooler with a large plastic garbage bag. Place the turkey inside the bag and fill it til the turkey is just covered. Add all the other ingredients and swirl it around until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Cut the oranges and lemons in half and crush them to release all the juice. Let the turkey sit in the brine at least 12 hours.
November 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by CraigfromSC and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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