Turkey Brine

I’ve found (5 years experience) this brine to impart more flavor than the simple, sal-only brines.


  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 2 C      Kosher Salt
  • 2         Lemons (halved)
  • 2 TB   Lucini Balsamic Vinegar
  • 5 TB   Brown Sugar (optional)
  • 2 TB   Peppercorns
  • 2 TB   Coriander seeds
  • 4         Chilis (dried, optional)
  • 6         Bay Leaves
  • 2 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 sprig    Rosemary


Fully dissolve the salt in the cold water.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir.  Submerge your turkey and refrigerate or keep in a cool (40 degree) spot 5-8 hours.


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