Harvest Turkey Brine

Harvest Turkey Brine

Easy brine for an 11-pound turkey. Use any herbs you prefer.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Combine chicken stock, vegetable stock, and with wine in a large pot. Toss in apples, oranges, lemons, pear, garlic, and onion. Tie rosemary, thyme, and sage together with kitchen twine; add to the pot. Stir in 1 cup water, salt, sugar, dried peppers, vegetable flakes, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; stir to dissolve salt and sugar.
  2. Step 2

    Remove brine from heat and let cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator.
  3. Step 3

    Combine brine with 1 gallon of heavily iced water 1 to 2 days before serving the turkey. Place thawed turkey in an extra-large turkey bag and pour in enough brine to cover completely. Refrigerate.
  4. Step 4

    Remove turkey from the brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard brine and start cooking.