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:

3,434 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:

172%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 947g 1,457%
  • Carbs 442g 147%
  • Saturated 267g 1,334%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Sugars 400g
  • Protein 2,416g 4,833%
  • Cholesterol 8,020mg 2,673%
  • Sodium 240,664mg 10,028%
  • Calcium 2,234mg 223%
  • Magnesium 2,676mg 669%
  • Potassium 32,019mg 915%
  • Iron 178mg 992%
  • Zinc 262mg 1,746%
  • Phosphorus 21,179mg 3,026%
  • Vitamin A 2,246IU 45%
  • Vitamin C 80mg 133%
  • Thiamin (B1) 7mg 486%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 18mg 1,058%
  • Niacin (B3) 482mg 2,412%
  • Vitamin B6 50mg 2,486%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 963µg 241%
  • Vitamin B12 47µg 786%
  • Vitamin D 12µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 41mg 207%
  • Vitamin K 367µg 459%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 342g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 234g
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