Quick + Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

Quick + Easy Turkey Brine Recipe


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Prep Time: 5 Min

–warm filtered water – kosher salt – granulated sugar – garlic, coarsely sliced – bay leaves – orange zest – cold filtered water – peppercorns


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Step 1

Combine warm water with coarse kosher salt and granulated sugar. Stir until completely combined.

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Step 2

Transfer salt and sugar mixture to a large food grade bucket. A 3 gallon bucket is perfect for smaller turkeys and a 5 gallon bucket works great for larger turkeys. 

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Step 3

Add sliced cloves of garlic, bay leaves, orange zest, black peppercorns, and cold water. Whisk until completely combined. 

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Step 4 

Open up the turkey, pluck any feathers that need removing, remove the neck and giblets, then rinse well. 

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Step 5

Place turkey in the brine and place in the fridge for 12 to 48 hours. Weigh down the bird with a plate or large bowl. 

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Step 6 

After 48 hours, remove the turkey from the brine and rinse to remove the salty brine. Untruss the bird and cook as desired. 

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