The secret to a perfectly moist and delicious turkey lies in the prep. Taking extra the time to brine the turkey is well worth the effort. Since I started brining my turkeys I have never went back. They always come out so moist and flavorful compared to every other way I’ve tired. Turkey is such a lean and dry meat that is takes in the flavors of the brine quite nicely. All you need is a brine bag or a bucket and a little bit of time and you’ll have a turkey that has everyone raving!
beer brined turkey
Yum. The beer lends earthiness and rounded flavors to the bird while also keeping the meat juicy and tender. This turkey gobbles up an entire 6 pack of beer in the making.
Sage & Citrus Turkey Brine
The flavor they give the meat is fairly subtle, but I feel like the real impact is in the skin. A good, well-seasoned brine gives you some of the best turkey skin you’ve ever had.
Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Turkey
Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey is the easy way to brine your turkey with no messy liquid! Roast it to perfection for a juicy, flavorful turkey with the crispiest skin ever.
Cranberry Turkey Brine
Chef Greg Baxtrom of Olmsted in NYC shares his recipe for a cranberry-brined turkey, packing herbs and spices into every bite. After roasting to golden perfection, the drippings are transformed into a hard cider gravy that puts this bird over the edge.
cajun turkey brine
This brine adds a kick of spicy Cajun flavor to your turkey. We think it’s a fun way to make a turkey that’s a little different than normal without going too crazy!
Maple & brown sugar turkey brine
This brine offers a sweet maple flavor and can be used on any kind of poultry and pork. Try it on your holiday turkey, large pork roasts, or weeknight pork chops.
Pro Tip: Don’t have the time to grab all the ingredients in these turkey brine recipes? Did you know you can buy ready made brine kits that you just add to boiling water: