Get the Recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey Brine Bay and Lemon Brined Turkey An overnight brine leaves Dave Lieberman's Thanksgiving centerpiece infused with warm flavors of fall, lemons and bay leaves.
In a medium pot, bring 3 quarts of the tap water to a boil over medium heat. Put the kosher salt in a large bowl and slowly (and carefully!) pour the boiling water over the salt.
While this recipe is intended for a whole turkey, you can also use it to brine turkey breasts, turkey legs, or even whole chicken. You only need enough brine to cover the meat. Stick to the basic ratio of 4 quarts of water and 1 cup of kosher salt and scale it up or down as needed.
Remove turkey from brine and pat dry. Discard brine. Place turkey on a rack inside a roasting pan. Bake turkey in the preheated oven, basting every 30 to 40 minutes, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 5 to 6 1/2 hours.
"I love brined turkey. This is a lovely sweet and savory turkey great for Thanksgiving. Cook time and serving size will vary depending on the size of your turkey. The brine is made the same way regardless of the size of your turkey. Only the cook time and amount of filling will vary.
This is a good recipe if this is your first time using a brine and want to start simple. Water and kosher salt are combined with garlic, herbs, and allspice berries to make a juicier turkey with the familiar tastes of the holiday bird.
It’s time for Thanksgiving recipes. I don’t care that it’s not even Halloween yet! ... Making gravy from the drippings of a brined turkey can result in a really salty gravy if you’re not careful. In the next post, I’ll show you a few steps that will prevent this from happening.
Soaking a turkey overnight in a solution of salt and water ensures moist results. Add aromatics to the brine for a roast that's infused with a subtle character all its own. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfectly brined turkey and download our complete turkey guide for more Thanksgiving tips.
I used this brine recipe for thanksgiving turkey. I only used 1 cup of salt and added 8 peppercorns and 1 orange. My entire family said it was amazing! My 11 year old son who only likes Mac and cheese and Pizza said “Wow! This is so good” as soon as he tasted it so I knew it was a success.
Smoked Turkey Brine Recipes For Savory Smoked Turkey Thanksgiving 2005 Brine. This is the brine recipe I used for my Thanksgiving turkey of 2005. It turned out very tasty and moist. Give it a try and see what you think. The addition of ginger to the turkey brine was an experiment that went well.