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Savory Turkey Brine

Savory Turkey Brine

Everyone wants a juicier turkey. This easy-to-follow brining method goes one step further with the addition of freshly cut herbs and spices. Think of it as a whole-bird marinade!

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servings Makes 12 servings 12
preparation time PREP Under 15 minutes
total time TOTAL More than 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 gallons ice cold water
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 springs fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 (12 to 18-pound) JENNIE-O® All Natural* Fresh Whole Turkey, thawed, giblets and neck removed

Directions

  1. NOTE: Do not brine a turkey if the turkey has been enhanced with a solution.
  2. In large enough to hold the turkey, mix ice cold water and remaining ingredients, stirring to dissolve salt.
  3. Submerge the turkey in brine solution. Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Remove the turkey from brine. Rinse thoroughly under a slow stream of cold water. Pat skin and cavities dry.
  5. Roast turkey according to package directions.

MADE WITH

Fresh All Natural* Young Turkey

Fresh All Natural* Young Turkey

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Savory Turkey Brine