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Savory Turkey Brine Recipe

Savory Turkey Brine

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"Brining a turkey makes for a juicier bird, and this brine--with sage, celery seed, thyme and soy sauce--brings plenty of flavor too."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. The night before roasting, remove giblets and turkey neck; rinse turkey inside and out. In a large stock pot or 5 gallon bucket mix water with remaining ingredients. Stir well until all the salt is dissolved. Place turkey in the pot cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Remove turkey from the brine, rinsing well. Follow your regular cooking instructions.
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Footnotes

  • Recipe makes enough brine for a 16 to 24 pound turkey.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2010

Absolutely WONDERFUL! Great on Chicken too! The Juiciest bird I've ever made!! I use it on whole chickens before I smoke them too!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 21, 2011

Made no difference in the juiciness of my bird. Will stick to my own brine.

 
Nov 30, 2010

Made the turkey really juicy and you can't even taste the soy sauce

 
Nov 30, 2010

I did this overnight to my turkey, which I then cooked in my big slow cooker. I also added some peppercorns, and more spices to the slow cooker. Moist and delicious!!!

 
Dec 01, 2010

Absolutely awesome. was the best turkey we have ever had.

 
Dec 19, 2011

This is the first time in about 40 years that I brined a turkey, and it was delicious. The meat was flavorful throughout, everyone raved about their wonderful dinner. Very happy with the results.

 
Dec 03, 2011

Very good, as long as you double the herbs

 
Nov 18, 2011

Wow!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 28 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 2675 mg
  • 107%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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