How Do You Brine A Turkey Easy For Juicy Breast Meat?
Brining a turkey gives the best moist meat even if you overcook the turkey. It makes your turkey the best it can be.
- Pick up a 5 gallon bucket at a home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowe’s. Make sure to clean it out.
- Thaw your 14 to 16 pound turkey in the fridge.
- For the brine you will need 1 cup kosher salt, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 gallon vegetable stock, 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries, 1 1/2 teaspoons candied ginger. Combine all of these ingredients over high heat in a large stock pot. Stir to dissolve solids. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until 24 hours before you want to roast the turkey.
- Combine the brine with 1 gallon heavily iced water in the 5 gallon bucket. Brine for 16 hours. Keep it in a cool place so that the turkey doesn’t spoil.
When you brine a turkey and roast it, even the white meat comes out juicy. It makes any turkey recipe even better. Read on to learn how to Brine a Turkey Easy for Juicy Breast Meat Get at least a 5 gallon container and put one gallon of water in it and heavily ice. I used one of those Gatorade Jugs you see at football games. Measure out 1 cup kosher salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice seasoning, 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used the dark brown but some use light), 1 gallon vegetable stock ,1 tablespoon black peppercorns and 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice seasoning Pour one cup of water into a large pot. Take all the ingredients above and stir into the pot. This is the key ingredient that will give your bird the juicy breast and great flavor. Put on medium high heat stirring occasionally until it begins to boil. Take off flame and let it cool to room temperature, then put into refrigerator until it gets cold (couple hours or so) Take out of refrigerator and add to the ice water in your 5 gallon jug. Add