It’s turkey time, and everyone and their mama has their own recipe for a turkey. I personally like to keep it simple. I don’t want to do anything that is too confusing, no time consuming because I have a million other things to cook and bake. I like to start my turkey off with a simple brine. Don’t believe the hype, you don’t have to use buttermilk, and 15 thousand herbs and spices for a brine. You just need a couple key ingredients, and sweetie you are good to go.
This simple, and inexpensive brine will compete and be comparable to the other more “complicated” brines. All you have to do is brine your turkey overnight, then season it in the morning. I have several ways on how to prepare your turkey, so be sure to check out all my recipes and compare!
Rosemary Turkey Brine
- ½ cup kosher salt
- ⅓ cup dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 cups ice cold water
- 1 white onion chopped
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk ingredients together.
- Put turkey in a large plastic bag (or plastic container with a liand pour the brine over the turkey. Start by filling up the turkey cavity, making sure all the ingredients get into the bowl or bag.
- Tie up the bag securely (or cover the container with the lid or plastic wraand let the turkey brine in the refrigerator overnight (at least 8 hours).