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
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 111g 171%
  • Carbs 76g 25%
  • Saturated 29g 144%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 68g
  • Monounsaturated 36g
  • Polyunsaturated 29g
  • Protein 427g 853%
  • Cholesterol 1,415mg 472%
  • Sodium 41,034mg 1,710%
  • Calcium 294mg 29%
  • Magnesium 505mg 126%
  • Potassium 4,511mg 129%
  • Iron 19mg 103%
  • Zinc 35mg 236%
  • Phosphorus 3,628mg 518%
  • Vitamin A 347µg 39%
  • Vitamin C 13mg 22%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 65%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 217%
  • Niacin (B3) 150mg 751%
  • Vitamin B6 12mg 600%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 141µg 35%
  • Vitamin B12 24µg 400%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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