Savory Turkey Brine

Savory Turkey Brine


"Brining a turkey makes for a juicier bird, and this brine--with sage, celery seed, thyme and soy sauce--brings plenty of flavor too."


servings 28 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 28 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2675 mg
  • 107%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. The night before roasting, remove giblets and turkey neck; rinse turkey inside and out. In a large stock pot or 5 gallon bucket mix water with remaining ingredients. Stir well until all the salt is dissolved. Place turkey in the pot cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Remove turkey from the brine, rinsing well. Follow your regular cooking instructions.


  • Recipe makes enough brine for a 16 to 24 pound turkey.
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  1. 24 Ratings


Absolutely WONDERFUL! Great on Chicken too! The Juiciest bird I've ever made!! I use it on whole chickens before I smoke them too!

Made the turkey really juicy and you can't even taste the soy sauce

I did this overnight to my turkey, which I then cooked in my big slow cooker. I also added some peppercorns, and more spices to the slow cooker. Moist and delicious!!!

Absolutely awesome. was the best turkey we have ever had.

This is the first time in about 40 years that I brined a turkey, and it was delicious. The meat was flavorful throughout, everyone raved about their wonderful dinner. Very happy with the results.

Very good, as long as you double the herbs

Made no difference in the juiciness of my bird. Will stick to my own brine.


I used this brine for the first time this year because I didn't have all of the ingredients for my normal brine. It was very delicious! I had to add more water to cover the turkey, but it came...