How to Brine a Turkey

Brining a turkey makes a beautiful and juicy turkey and delicious gravy. This Herbed Brine Recipe is super easy and everyone will love it.

– water – sugar – salt – fresh parsley – fresh rosemary – Bay leaves  – dry mustard – garlic powder – ground cayenne red pepper – whole peppercorn – Turkey


– In a large stock pot…add the first 10 ingredients – Bring to a boil, and stir  – Add 4 more quarts of cold water to the brine – Let the water mixture cool off until it is cool to the touch

– Transfer your brine to whatever you’ll use to pour the brine with – Take out any gizzards and neck from the turkey cavities – Place your turkey inside the roasting bag, and place the bagged turkey it in the disposable roasting pan. – Seal the bag, and place the turkey into the refrigerator

– You will want to let the turkey marinate in the brine for several hours, or overnight  – Occasionally flip the bird over so everything is exposed to the brine – When you are ready to cook the turkey empty the bag of juices, and thoroughly rinse the turkey – inside, and out  – Pat it dry, and place it in your roasting pan…breast side up

– Rub olive oil all over the turkey – top, and bottom – You can shake a little ground pepper over the turkey  – Roast it  – Or, if you are using a printable, make sure your turkey is registering 165 degrees when your thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the breast or thigh

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