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How to Brine a Turkey

In this video, you’ll learn how to brine a Thanksgiving turkey, the surprisingly simple secret to getting juicy, flavorful, very moist roast turkey. We’ll show you to how to make saltwater brines that actually helps the turkey hold its juices. Brining a turkey couldn’t be easier. All you need is a large pot, water, and salt. Of course, you can also add extra ingredients like brown sugar, black pepper, or fresh herbs, which will infuse even more flavor into the turkey. You’ll learn how long to store the soaking turkey in the fridge and get tips on rinsing and patting the bird nice and dry before roasting, grilling, or smoking your turkey. It’s simple! Find top-rated recipes for roast turkey.

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  • Linee7B

Thanks for all the wonderful tips!

  • aunt tilly

Diaminpin~ yes, you can most certainly brine a frozen turkey. It needs to be defrosted first before brining. In addition to this video there's a wonderful article on Brining Turkey here at All Recipes. It's an ARTICLE though....not a video or How-to. You can find it by searching through the list of articles. There's a ton of info in the comment section there. Easiest to do is 1 cup Kosher salt to 1 gallon of liquid ~ bird needs to be completed immersed in brine and kept cold for hopefully 24 hours and if there's more time, let it rest in the frig until an hour before roasting. Let it come to room temp before roasting.


Question Can a previously frozen and rinsed turkey be brined?