Total Time
12hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 hrs

A great marinating process that tenderizes the meat of the turkey. It creates a moist, juicy and well-seasoned turkey. No need to cook the brine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover a large pot or bucket with a plastic bag and add water, kosher salt, cracked black pepper and bay leaves sage and thyme.
  2. Stir mixture completely to dissolve salt.
  3. Place fresh turkey in pot and completely submerge it. Wrap plastic bag around the top of turkey.
  4. Place in the fridge or a cool area such as your cellar or garage.
  5. The brining process takes approximately 10-12 hours and is best done the night before the turkey is roasted.
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This is the brine I've been looking for!! I misplaced the copy of the brine recipe that we have used for years. My husband and I will only cook a turkey this way. I add 1 cut lemon and a few smashed garlic cloves to it too. THANK YOU!!!!