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This Turkey Brine recipe made with salt, oranges, bay leaves, cinnamon, brown sugar, and black pepper will add moisture, tenderness, and flavor to your turkey. Brine turkey for 12 to 24 hours for the most amazing turkey for your holiday gathering!
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Turkey Brine

This Turkey Brine recipe made with salt, oranges, bay leaves, cinnamon, brown sugar, and black pepper will add moisture, tenderness, and flavor to your turkey. Brine turkey for 12 to 24 hours for the most amazing turkey for your holiday gathering!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 brine
Calories: 298kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, heat the water, salt, and light brown sugar over high heat until the salt and sugar dissolve. 
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once a rolling boil is reached, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to come to room temperature.
  • Add in the meat and add additional water if needed to fully submerge the turkey. 
  • Refrigerate the brining turkey for 12 to 24 hours before cooking.

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Notes

  • This is a base brine for a 5 to 15lb piece of meat, double it for a larger bird.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 56792mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 69.7mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 2mg