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How to brine your turkey ...

Posted 11/26/2014 10:54am by Renee Savary.

All about your turkey …

 How to brine your turkey ….

The day before you will want to cook your turkey you may want to brine it. Soaking your turkey overnight in a mix of salt and water will keep it moist and the mix of spices will infuse some added flavors to it.

You will need : a 5 gallon container (stockpot, bucket) or a cooler with ice and if using a cooler it is better to put your turkey in a large brining or oven roasting bag.

 Ingredient:

1 bag of our Organic Brine Blend 

or you can make your own including salt, sugar and the spices you like.

or you can use our Grey Sea Salt Turkey Rub, 1 bag of it and add 1 additional cup of plain salt and the ½ cup of sugar.

Spice mix for the brine ...


Bring a quart of water and all of the above to a boil and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, 
stirring until the salt/sugar has dissolved.

You will also need 2 thinly sliced onions, 2 lemons and a bottle of dry white wine.

onions/lemons/wine

 

Remove the turkey from the plastic bag, wash it thoroughly, pat it dry and set in the container or the bag you will be using, add 7 quart of water, the onions/lemon/whine and herb/salt water mix.

Make sure the whole turkey is submerged, if not weight it down with a plate.

Turkey submerged in brine

Refrigerate for 24h … if using a cooler, surround the turkey bag with ice, adding during the process to keep the temperature at 40F.

All the pictures are from the one I put in the brine tonight, tomorrow I will take it out and roast it … stay tuned for more …