Terrific Turkey Brine

Terrific Turkey Brine

HEINZWORTH

"I came up with this recipe after trying several brines and taking the best from them all. Try it and taste the difference. It makes enough for a 9 to 12 pound turkey."
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Ingredients

15 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Line a large stockpot with a large food safe bag. Pour the water, wine, and salt into the bag; stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Squeeze the orange quarters into the liquid and then drop them into the pot. Add the rosemary and give a final stir.
  2. To use, carefully lower a thawed turkey into the brine and tie the bag to seal; store in refrigerator at least 5 hours before cooking.

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Most helpful positive review

This recipe is the best, I have never cooked a more tender and juicy turkey in all my years cooking. Great!

Most helpful critical review

I think it is important to use KOSHER salt on this one

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I think it is important to use KOSHER salt on this one

This recipe is the best, I have never cooked a more tender and juicy turkey in all my years cooking. Great!

This was the best turkey I've ever made! It was moist for the entire week of leftovers. I did a 16 pounder and it was plenty. After taking it out of the brine, drying it and letting it come t...

This was awesome! Next time I will reduce the salt just a little, but I am really looking forward to using this brine again! I liked that it didn't need a super long time to brine, too. I hav...

I brine a lot of turkeys and chickens and I've used a lot of different brines. This is the first one that I've ever used that didn't contain any sugar and also the first that used wine in a su...

OMG! Used this brine on a turkey breast pre-Thanksgiving meal. Wow! The texture and moistness was phenomenal! I will never use another brine recipe! It's not citrusy or winey, but it does s...

Put a 20# Turkey in a large bag and covered turkey with Terrific Turkey Brine. I added 1 sliced apple and 1 sliced orange to brine.Sealed bag Put bag in ice cooler and covered with ice I left ...

For years my mom has been plagued with dry turkey so finally this year I talked her into brining the turkey. We used this recipe with a 10 lbs turkey and had amazing results! We used kosher sa...

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