Original Turkey Brine

November 17, 2020 • 0 comments

This turkey brine gets a portion of its salt from chicken stock. The combination of spices and herbs will give your turkey a rich flavor.
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  • (1/2 cup or 3/4 cup if using Kosher or coarse salt) Salt
  • (1/2 Cup) White Sugar
  • (1 Tablespoon) Dried Rosemary
  • (1 Tablespoon) Dried Sage
  • (1 Tablespoon) Dried Thyme
  • (2 Quarts) Cold Water
  • (2 Quarts) Chicken Stock



In a large pot combine chicken stock, salt, sugar, and herbs over a medium heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the salt is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add cold water.

Place turkey in a large plastic container. Pour brine over top, cover and refrigerate. Brine for 1 hour per pound.

Thoroughly rinse all the brine from the turkey before cooking. Otherwise there will be a salty flavor to the turkey.

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