Turkey Brine

by Todd Leonard CEC on October 15, 2015
Todd Leonard CEC
Overall Rating: 5/5 | Kids Rating: 5/5


No turkey is complete without this savory brine!

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 12 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 12 min

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  • 1 10-16 lb Turkey
  • 1 1/2 c. Iodized Salt
  • 1 1/2 c. Cane Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Parsley
  • 1/3 c. THRIVE Italian Seasoning Blend THRIVE Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1/3 c. Salad Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1 c. THRIVE Onion Slices - Freeze Dried THRIVE Onion Slices - Freeze Dried
  • 2 tbsp. Orange Zest
  • 4 c. Orchard Apple ,prepared
  • 4 c. Cranberry Juice
  • 16 c. Water

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  1. Combine all ingredients together into a bucket, set the turkey into the brine.
  2. Add more water, if needed, to ensure the bird is fully covered. Stir well to dilute the sugar and salt.
  3. Swish the bird around to make sure the brine is mixed well, and all over the bird. Place a heavy bowl to weight the bird down into the brine.
  4. Brine for about 6 hours or over night.
  5. After brined and before roasting, strain off the brine and save if you want to reuse. Make sure the bird is dry. Rubbing the bird with seasoning and then oil, stuffing cavity with aromatics from the strained brine.
  6. Roast until internal temp hits 160 degrees and allow to rest for 30 minutes.

Yield: 1 10 pound turkey