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Incredible Turkey Brine

Incredible Turkey Brine

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Patrick

Patrick

This turkey brine will impart incredible flavor to your bird and keep it moist no matter how long you cook it. The allspice berries give this recipe a unique and wonderful flavor, so depending on how much of this flavor you want, you can add more or less berries. Kosher salt is the best option for any brine, but if you don't have any on hand, substitute the 1 1/4 cup of kosher salt for 1 cup of table salt. I once used this to brine a turkey that took 7 hours to cook, and it was still one of the most moist and juicy turkeys I ever made. This recipe will make enough to cover up to a 17 pound turkey.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 97.2g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 114785 mg
  • 4591%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Stir water, salt, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, thyme, rosemary, peppercorns, allspice berries, and bay leaf together in a large pot; bring to a boil. Set aside to cool completely before brining turkey.
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DaGrinch
6

DaGrinch

11/22/2012

I used this brine in conjunction with the Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey, also on Allrecipes.com, so it's tough to say if the brine was totally successful in doing what it was supposed to accomplish. However, my turkey was moist and tasty, so I figure it probably did what it was supposed to do. A quick warning though.... "Ready in about 1 1/4 hours" is WAY off! I "set aside to cool completely".... In fact, it sat on my deck in 40 degree weather to cool down and after 4 hrs it was still close to 60 degrees. Not a temp to start brining a turkey! Make this WAY ahead of time and allow to cool. Don't wait until the last minute.

Hot Momma:)
4

Hot Momma:)

11/23/2012

I have never brined a turkey before. This was the best turkey I had ever made! My family was very impressed. Will always use the brining method in the future.

mel
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mel

11/27/2013

I have used this for four years now. My family was scared it would destroy their traditional roasted turkey. After eating it they would not want me to switch back to no brine!

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