Carlene's Turkey Brine Recipe

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  1. Pour 4 cups of water into a large saucespan. Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring to dissolve the brown sugar and kosher salt. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Pour into a covered container and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to brine the bird, pour brine solution with herbs & spices over the bird. Add enough cold water to cover. Keep refrigerated or in a cool place.
  3. When ready to prepare bird, rinse well under cold water. Dry with paper towels. For a crisper skin, allow bird to dry in refigerator for 24 hours before roasting.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 114.66 Kcal (480 kJ)
Calories from fat 3.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.35g 1%
Cholesterol 0.27mg 0%
Sodium 4786.57mg 199%
Potassium 67.97mg 1%
Total Carbs 28.55g 10%
Sugars 27.25g 109%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 2%
Protein 0.25g 0%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 44.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 66.59 Kcal (279 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.21g 1%
Cholesterol 0.15mg 0%
Sodium 2779.81mg 199%
Potassium 39.47mg 1%
Total Carbs 16.58g 10%
Sugars 15.83g 109%
Dietary Fiber 0.24g 2%
Protein 0.15g 0%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 3%
Calcium 26mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.2
  • 3

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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