Herb-Brined Turkey

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Appears in
Thanksgiving: Recipes for a Holiday Meal

By Lou Seibert Pappas

Published 2011

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Brining creates moist, juicy flesh while enhancing flavor. Two points are crucial: choose a container just large enough to hold the turkey during brining and be sure to dissolve the sugar and salt completely.


  • Herb Brine
  • Fresh whole turkey, 1, about 12 pounds
  • Salt and fre


Make the Herb Brine as directed on.

About 2 hours before brining, remove the turkey from the refrigerator. Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey cavity. Reserve the liver for another use or discard. If you like, refrigerate the neck, gizzard, and heart to make stock or Giblet Gravy or discard. Pull out the pale