All Natural Turkey Brine

As someone who loves cooking, I’ve always made my own turkey brine for the holidays to share with my close friends and family. It seemed like every year, I was constantly being asked why I wasn’t selling it. So here it is - born from my passion, from my kitchen to yours. I wish you the most flavorful, juiciest turkey you’ve ever made. You can take all the credit - it’ll be our secret!

Bon appetit,
Sonia

Ingredients: Proprietary blend of sea salt, dried apples, juniper berries, lemon peel, star anise, garlic, rosemary, thyme, multi-colored peppercorns, onion, and bay leaf

Instructions

  1. In a large pot combine brine mix with 1 gallon cold water. Bring to boil, Stirring to dissolve salt.
  2. Cool to room temperature and chill in a 5 gallon pail, brining bag, or whatever you have that's large enough and food safe, add 6 cups apple cider (don't use fancy cider mill stuff, store bought, shelf-stable does the trick!) and 16 cups of ice water to brine solution.
  3. Insert thawed turkey and refrigerate for at least 12 to 36 hours, turning half-way through.
  4. Just before roasting, remove turkey, rinse and pat dry.
  5. Roast with your favorite method.