Turkey Brine Recipe
black or pink pepper corns
(or a combination of both)
cut into slices
water to cover
Pour the boiling water into a large mixing bowl.
Add remaining brine ingredients, except bay leaves.
Stir to mix and dissolve sugar and salt.
Carefully place turkey in large bucket or cooler.
Pour brine mixture over turkey.
Cover turkey with cold water, so that it's completely submerged.
Toss in bay leaves to the brine and turkey.
Allow to sit for 24 hours.
Carefully drain and pat the turkey dry.
Roast as usual. (I prefer breast side DOWN)
This recipe can also be used for the moistest roasted chicken ever. Just cut the ingredients in half, and follow the rest of the recipe!