Incredible Turkey Brine
Ingredients1 h 10 m servings 382 cals
- Stir water, salt, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, thyme, rosemary, peppercorns, allspice berries, and bay leaf together in a large pot; bring to a boil. Set aside to cool completely before brining turkey.
- The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.
- Let the turkey sit in the brine overnight in the refrigerator. Turn the turkey over in the brine halfway through. When ready to cook, remove the turkey and pat dry but do not rinse. Wipe oil onto the turkey skin and add freshly ground black pepper.
Per Serving: 382 calories; 0.6 g fat; 97.2 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 114785 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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I used this brine in conjunction with the Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey, also on Allrecipes.com, so it's tough to say if the brine was totally successful in doing what it was supposed to accomplish...
I have never brined a turkey before. This was the best turkey I had ever made! My family was very impressed. Will always use the brining method in the future.
This was a great, simple recipe. I couldn't find vegetable stock, which is required for most other brines, but I had almost everything for this recipe. I only had dried herbs, but it still wor...
I have used this for four years now. My family was scared it would destroy their traditional roasted turkey. After eating it they would not want me to switch back to no brine!
Great brine! Used 1.5 gallons of water (1 gallon boiled with salt and 0.5 gallon of cold water after boiling), no allspice berries and added a couple of extra bay leaves. Soaked turkey for 14 ...
Wow! What a difference this brine made. Unless you really add a lot of allspice berries (which you can if you like that flavor), the difference is subtle but adds just the right flavor and a t...
This was so easy and the turkey tasted fantastic! I received many compliments at Thanksgiving dinner.