Kittencal’s Best Brown Sugar Turkey Brine Recipe

Kittencal’s Best Brown Sugar Turkey Brine Recipe

Total Time

24:00 mins

Preparation 24:00 mins


Recipe ingredients:

  • 32 cups warm water (2 gallons)
  • 1 cup kosher salt (must use kosher salt only)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups light brown sugar (well-packed)
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns (can use 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons fresh coarsely chopped garlic (or slice the cloves into thirds)
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 whole turkey (up to 20 pounds)

Preparation of the recipe:

In a large bucket or container mix together the warm water with brown sugar and salt; stir until NO kosher salt and sugar granules remain in the water (make certain to use very warm water so that the salt and suagr will dissolve easily and completely).

Add in Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns, and garlic; stir until the Worcestershire sauce is combined.

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 with paper towels then cover and refrigerate if not preparing right away or continue with my turkey recipe (#199612).

Source: Kittencal’s Best Brown Sugar Turkey Brine Recipe