Basic Turkey Brine Recipe
A basic turkey brine, or basic poultry brine, to enhance the flavor of turkey.
Servings 8 Quarts of Brine
- 8 quarts water
- 1 ½ cups kosher salt
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup whole peppercorns
- 2 quartered oranges
- 2 quartered lemons
- 1 quartered red onion
- 4 dry bay leaves
In a large stock pot add water, salt, and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar and salt in the water.
Add remaining ingredients, squeeze the citrus to add to the flavor and stir.
Add 12 - 16 pound turkey to the stock pot and cover. Brine for 24 - 30 hours to maximize flavor.
Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21273mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg