Turkey Brine Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com

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I started brining my Thanksgiving turkey a few years ago and haven’t looked back. It’s my Thanksgiving insurance policy: if I get distracted as I’m making dinner and the turkey overcooks, I know I can still count on the turkey turning out moist and flavorful.

What is brining? It means making a salt water solution and submerging the turkey for about 24 hours before roasting. This spa treatment helps the turkey retain more moisture during roasting and prevents it from drying out.

A brine also gives me a chance to season the turkey with herbs and spices, especially the skin! Sage and citrus is one of my favorite combinations. It’s so festive and makes the house smell amazing.

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