Savory Turkey Brine

Savory Turkey Brine

This turkey brine gets a portion of its salt from vegetable stock. The combination of spices and herbs will give your turkey a rich flavor.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the vegetable stock, salt, sugar, rosemary, sage, and thyme in a large pot over medium heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the salt is completely dissolved.
  3. Step 3

    Remove the pot from the from heat and allow the mixture to cool to cool for 30 minutes or more. Add the cold water.
  4. Step 4

    Place the turkey in a large plastic container. Pour the cold brine over the top. Cover the container and refrigerate. Brine the turkey for 1 hour per pound.
  5. Step 5

    Rinse all the brine from the turkey thoroughly before cooking. Otherwise, there will be a salty flavor to the turkey. Discard any remaining brine and thoroughly clean the container.
  6. Step 6

    Pat the turkey dry with paper towels, making sure to get inside the cavity. Apply turkey rub (if using), cook as directed, and serve.