Kittencal's Brown Sugar Turkey Brine
October 09, 2011
"This brine is enough for up to a 20-pound whole turkey and will produce the most juiciest and delicious bird and you will taste only the turkey not any extra herbs or flavorings that are added in to some brines, you may omit the garlic but I strongly suggest to add it, only kosher salt for this! Amounts will yield 33 cups."
- Serving Size: 1 (8208.4 g)
- Calories 1203.6
- Total Fat - 0.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 113486.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 310.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
- Sugars - 300.1 g
- Protein - 1.9 g
- Calcium - 379.5 mg
- Iron - 2.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 4.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
In a large bucket or container mix together the warm water with brown sugar and salt; stir until no salt and sugar granules remain in the water (make certain to use very warm water so that the salt and sugar will dissolve easily and completely).
Add in peppercorns and garlic slices.
Cool the water until almost room temperature.
Wash the turkey inside and out with cold water, then place in the brine (if the brine does not quite cover the turkey, then place it breast-side up to start, then turn it over after a couple of hours later).
Place in refrigerator for 24 hours,.
Remove the turkey from the brine and rinse the turkey thoroughly under cold running water.
Pat dry and continue with desired turkey recipe.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.