Looking to make a super flavorful, juicy turkey for your holiday table this year? You've come to just the right place. This Juicy Turkey Brine recipe requires cider, broth, fresh herbs, citrus, ice and a big cooler - that's it!
Prepare herbs by placing them into a gallon bag, using a rolling pin to roll over the bag several times. You will immediately notice the wonderful aroma that releases itself; this makes the herbs extra fragrant for your brine.
To make the brine, place all ingredients (including the rolled herbs) except the turkey and the ice into a large stock pot and bring to a boil; whisk until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved, then remove pot from the heat to let brine fully cool.
Place your turkey into a very large (clean!) chest cooler (cooler lid must close) and pour in the prepared, cooled brine. Add enough water to the brine to completely submerge your turkey. Add ice to the brine to keep it chilled. To keep your turkey fully submerged in the brine, place a large bag of ice on top of the turkey.
If your turkey is THAWED going into the brining solution, let him rest in the brine for 18-24 hours. , keeping the brine chilled at all times, never letting the temperature of the brine get above 40 degrees F, adding ice to the brine as needed. If your turkey is FROZEN going into the brining solution, let him rest in the brine for up to 48 hours, letting him thaw and brine at the same time. :)
To cook your turkey, remove him from the brine and rinse well, both inside and out, then pat dry. Roast the turkey using your preferred recipe.
**Be sure to check the blog post for tips and tricks, specific instructions, recommended tools, and FAQ’s for making this recipe.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: easy poultry and meat brine, turkey brine
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Poultry and Meat Brine https://chefalli.com/yes-you-need-to-brine-your-turkey/ November 22, 2013