Turkey Brine Recipe

Roasting, grilling or deep-frying methods can be used for Turkey Brine recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Turkey Brine by following this easy recipe.
Turkey Brine Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 12 to 14 lb Turkey, not pre-basted
  • 1-1/2 Cups kosher salt
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Bay leaves, broken into pieces
  • 4 Juniper berries, smashed
  • 4 Allspice berries, whole
  • 1 Head of garlic, peel and separate cloves
  • 1/3 Cup fresh chopped thyme
  • Water as required
How to make Turkey Brine:
  • In a large bowl combine salt, sugar and 4 quarts of water.
  • Keep stirring, till the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to it.
  • Put the turkey in the stockpot and mix the brining solution with it.
  • Add sufficient cold water to this so that the turkey is fully submerged.
  • Now cover the container and place it into the refrigerator or another cold storage area.
  • Allow the turkey to stand in the solution for 10 to 12 hours.
  • After the required soaking time, take out it from the container and thoroughly rinse under the cold water.
  • Brining solution should be discarded as it cannot be reused.
  • The turkey can be cooked using several cooking methods, such as roasting, grilling and deep-frying.