Apple Cider Turkey Brine
Canning salt or sea salt can be substituted for kosher salt, if desired. Table salt may make the turkey a little too salty.
Actual cook time for the brine is about 15 minutes. However, the bird will need to rest in the brining liquid for about 12 hours in the fridge.
To brine the turkey:
Rinse the turkey inside and out. Submerge into the cooled brine; add water until turkey is completely covered and all cavities are filled. Stir around the edges to make sure liquids are combined. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours. Remove the turkey from the pot; pat dry with paper towels. Discard brine. Cook the turkey as desired.
Always brine foods in a food-grade, nonreactive container such as a stainless steel or enameled stockpot, a brining bag, or a food-grade plastic bucket.
Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.