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the best thanksgiving turkey brine recipe

The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


The best Thanksgiving turkey brine is the most flavorful way to give your turkey lots of sweet and savory notes! You’ll never have a dry turkey again!


  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons mixed green, white, black and pink peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated orange and apple


Mix everything together and store in a sealed jar in the pantry for up to 6 months.

When ready to use for Thanksgiving, add it to a quart of boiling water until salt and sugar dissolve.

Mix the brine with cold water, wine, apple juice etc to cool down before submerging turkey in it.

You can add fresh garlic, onions, citrus, herbs etc. to add more fresh flavor to your turkey.

  • Category: Thanksgiving
  • Cuisine: Holiday

Keywords: Best Thanksgiving Turkey Brine, turkey brine, how to brine a turkey, moist turkey, flavorful turkey

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