Turkey Brine

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Cooking Tips

Turkey Brining Instructions

Your brine kit contains sea salt, organic evaporated cane juice and a sachet containing Fatted Calf’s blend of turkey brining spices.

Step 1: Measure 3 gallons of hot water into a large container.
Step 2: Add the entire contents of the clear bag containing sea salt and organic evaporated cane juice into the hot water. Stir to dissolve completely.
Step 3: Add the sachet. You can also add any additional aromatics such as fresh or dried herbs, onion or garlic, at this time.
Step 4: Allow brine to cool to room temperature.
Step 5: Ready your bird for brining. Remove the giblets from the cavity. Rinse the bird with cool
water and pat dry.
Step 6: Place in a container large enough to accommodate both your bird and the brine and pour the brine over your bird. Alternately, place your turkey directly in the container in which you prepared the brine.
Step 7: Place the container in the refrigerator or in a large cooler surrounded by ice. We find that 2 days is the optimal amount of time to brine turkeys, however even brining overnight will give you a more flavorful, succulent bird.
Step 8: Remove from the brine. Pat dry. Follow turkey roasting instructions omitting the salt.