STEP BY STEP Turkey Brine recipe

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1 Gallon of water (bring it a boil before adding the following)

1 Apple
1 orange
2 lemons
1 onion
1 garlic bulb
1/2 of peppercorn
1 1/2 cups of Dark brown sugar
1 cup of KOSHER salt
1 vine of thyme
Sage
Mixture of your favorite Italian seasonings to your liking

A bucket to submerge the turkey in
A bag of Ice
Huge pot to boil the brine ingredients in.

Preparation time
20 mins

Brine for 24 to 32 hours

Tips:

  • Clean out your refrigerator so the bin or bucket you use can fit in it.
  • Make sure you completely submerge the turkey in the brine, no peek a boo turkey!!!!!
  • Once you take it out of the brine the next day……PLEASE RINSE TURKEY off completely.
  • After rinsing it off, let it dry off completely (get every part of the brine off your plump turkey)
  • and start your seasonings

Base your turkey:

  • Melted butter
  • Garlic seasoning blend
  • An Italian seasoning blend
  • Paprika
  • Nothing too salty on the skin of the turkey because the brine had a lot of salt

Stuff the turkey with,
-onion
-orange
-lemon

Oh and season the inside with a little salt and pepper.

Cook at 400 degrees in an oven bag for 1 hour then:

Take it out and base it again
Before putting it back cut a slit in the oven bag
Put it back in the oven for 2 hours

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