How to Brine a Turkey Breast. Learn how to brine a turkey breast and your Holidays will shine. I promise if you just try this method once you will NEVER roast a turkey without it again. My brother-in-law introduced this method to us years ago and I have not roasted a turkey without doing it since that eye-opening Thanksgiving.
Here's a simple, adaptable brine recipe that will give roasted turkey a terrific flavor base. This produces 1 gallon, which should be adequate to submerge a small turkey (up to 12 pounds). Double the recipe for birds up to 20 pounds. If you'd prefer to brine overnight, reduce the amounts of sugar and salt by half. Watch our how-to video.
"Best brine for smoked turkey around. This recipe was given to me by my uncle. He is always smoking meat. EDITOR'S NOTE: This recipe uses canning or kosher salt, not table salt. Using table salt in this amount will make the brine too salty."
Recipes / Chicken Breast. Community Pick. Basic Brine for Juicy, Tender Chicken or Turkey ... If doing a whole turkey, use the recipe servings changer to up the servings to 6-10. Put your turkey in an insulated cooler with enough water to cover and add in a 5 pound bag of ice. Brine overnight.
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A simple brine recipe for your turkey. The brine was perfect for this turkey breast. My husband split the breast in half and took out the spine but kept the rest of the bone in. The brine contains salt, brown sugar, bay leaves, onions, celery, fennel seed, mustard seed and garlic. Just pour it over the breast and refrigerate over night.
A dry turkey is a big disappointment, and most people agree that a simple brine helps make a juicier, tastier holiday turkey. Water, salt, sugar and herbs make up this basic, simple brine for a 12 to 15-pound turkey.
Brining is the process of immersing a turkey in a saltwater bath overnight, which draws water into the cells of the turkey so it stays juicy when cooked. If you don’t have cheesecloth, you can baste the turkey with the butter and wine mixture after about an hour of baking and every 30 minutes after that until the turkey is done.
A basic brine makes this turkey breast more flavorful and adds moisture. The turkey is refrigerated in the brine overnight or up to 24 hours. The brine is a simple combination of ingredients you probably have on hand. All you need is a large container and some refrigerator space.
In a wet brine, you have the opportunity to infuse more flavor, like spices, herbs, and other flavorful liquids. That’s exactly what I’m doing today in my recipe for Apple Spice Turkey Brine, a simple turkey brine you will use over and over.