Perfect Turkey (Brined)

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Emjay99

Never will you find white turkey meat so moist and juicy as when you prepare it in this way! Double the ingredients for double the bird.

Top Review by carole in orlando

A very nice way to cook a turkey breast. I followed the recipe and then after covering it with foil and baking it for one hour I uncovered it and put Herbs de Provence and a little olive oil on the top and baked it for one more hour uncovered. It is so moist and tender. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the turkey in the bucket or large non-aluminum pasta pot big enough so that it can be submerged in liquid.
  2. Dissolve salt and brown sugar in the chicken stock, apple juice and white wine.
  3. Add the herbs and pour over the turkey.
  4. Add cold water until the turkey is completely submerged under liquid.
  5. If the bucket has a lid then cover it or use plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 24 hours prior to roasting.
  6. When ready to roast, remove turkey from the brine.
  7. Discard the brine- do not use it to make gravy.
  8. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels.
  9. Stuff the turkey if you wish.
  10. Brush with oil or melted butter season with seasoning salt and roast in the usual manner.
  11. Boil up the neck and make the gravy from the stock.

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