Turkey Brine

Author: 
Chef Jeff F.
  • 1 Cup  sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup  kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 Grams  allons cold water
  • bay leaves, torn into small pieces
  • bunch fresh thyme
  • head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 1/2 Cup  pickling spices
  • 12  -14 lbs turkey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 g allons cold water
  • 2 bay leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 1/2 cup pickling spices
  • 12 -14 lbs turkey
This brine was fabulous - best I have ever had. I used it on a 12.25 lb turkey but I am certain that it would work wonderfully with a chicken as well. I used a turkey brine bag (from HomeGoods) rather than the trash bags. I did not have a cooler/ice chest, so I put the bag in an empty flower pot (this helped to ensure that the liquid covered the bird) and put it in the cold garage.

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Recipe Details

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Total Time: 
10 minutes
Serves: 
6

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

3,100 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

155%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 666g 1,025%
  • Carbs 457g 152%
  • Saturated 173g 863%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Trans 7g
  • Sugars 408g
  • Monounsaturated 215g
  • Polyunsaturated 173g
  • Protein 2,560g 5,120%
  • Cholesterol 8,491mg 2,830%
  • Sodium 246,207mg 10,259%
  • Calcium 1,762mg 176%
  • Magnesium 3,029mg 757%
  • Potassium 27,066mg 773%
  • Iron 111mg 618%
  • Zinc 212mg 1,416%
  • Phosphorus 21,769mg 3,110%
  • Vitamin A 2,081µg 231%
  • Vitamin C 80mg 133%
  • Thiamin (B1) 6mg 392%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 22mg 1,303%
  • Niacin (B3) 901mg 4,506%
  • Vitamin B6 72mg 3,601%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 845µg 211%
  • Vitamin B12 144µg 2,398%
  • Vitamin D 35µg 9%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 53%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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