How To Brine A Turkey
If you want flavorful, juicy, delicious turkey on the big day, do yourself, and all of your dinner guests a HUGE favor and brine that baby.
- 4 Tbs salt
- 1 Quart 4 cups water
- 1 lemon quartered
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 spring fresh thyme
Use the ratio above to make enough brine to cover your turkey. This recipe is enough for 5 pounds, so for a 15-20 lb turkey this means times the recipe by 4.
Put everything in a pot over high heat, bring to a boil. Boil 2-3 minutes until salt dissolves.
Remove from heat, let cool completely before putting turkey in brine.
If in a hurry, skip the boiling part, the salt will gradually dissolve in the water.
Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 27955mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 58.8mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.9mg