Brining a turkey requires submerging the entire fresh, uncooked bird into a water, salt and sugar solution containing other spices and seasonings. For best results, brine a turkey overnight or up to 24 hours, depending o... More » Food Cooking

To make a simple and basic turkey brine, combine and boil 1 cup kosher salt, aromatics, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 gallon of water. Allow the brine to cool, and add in 1 gallon of cold water. Transfer the brine int... More » Food Cooking

Some good turkey brines are apple spice brine, smoked turkey brine and cranberry turkey brine. Some other good brines have alcohol bases, such as maple bourbon brined turkey legs or ale brined roasted turkey. More » Food Cooking

Martha Stewart offers a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for turkey brine that uses coarse salt and various herbs and seasonings. This recipe makes enough brine for one 18- to 20-pound turkey. More » Food Cooking

To make a good brine, gather water, salt, and optionally, dried herbs, sugar and seasonings. Pork goes well with herbs such as sage, rosemary and oregano as well as brown sugar, molasses, allspice, ginger and cinnamon. More » Food Cooking

Smoked turkey brine is made by covering a turkey in a mixture made of water, salt, sugar, tarragon and black pepper before smoking it. The water for the brine should not be chlorinated. If it is, boil the water first bef... More » Food Cooking

Oven-baked turkey leg recipes contain primarily turkey leg, butter, salt and water. More intricate recipes may include ingredients such as garlic powder, ground black pepper, seasoned salt and lemon. More » Food Cooking