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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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  • june56

I've been brining turkeys for about 10 years and will never go back to just roasting. I use 1 cup sugar, 1 cup kosher salt, 2 bay leaves , fresh sage if available. Dissolve salt and sugar in hot water, let cool, add sage,and bay leaves, poor into large stock pot put into a cool place( my fridge is not big enough so I place on my back porch with lid on pot) leave for 12 plus hours to brine. Rinse and roast, delicious.

  • Dana Reddoch Schindler

I can't wait to try it!

  • Heba

guys do you know if one is brining turkey and then roast it, do you need to season it again before roasting or the brine is enought