Brine for Turkey

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Recipe by Cucina Casalingo

Depending on size of turkey, you may need to proportionally increase the brine recipe. This recipe is for a 14 – 16 pound turkey. I use a 5 gallon plastic painter's bucket with a lid. Mine is bright orange and clearly labeled "Turkey Brinning Only" in a permanent marker so DH wont use it for his projects! Use only with fresh trukeys that have nothing added.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat all until sugar and salt dissolve.
  2. Chill completely.
  3. When ready to brine turkey, select a pan that the turkey just fits into and pour in brine.
  4. Keep turkey completely covered with brine.
  5. You may submerge turkey 2-4 days.

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