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Savory Brined Turkey

Savory Brined TurkeyBrining naturally adds flavor and moisture to roasted turkey. The proof is in the tasting — one bite and you'll never go back to roasting a whole turkey without first brining it!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12 to 14-pound) Butterball® Whole Turkey, thawed if frozen

Savory Brine:
2 gallons cold water
10 ounces Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons dried sage
2 tablespoons dried celery seed
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Cooking Directions:

  1. The night before roasting, remove giblets and turkey neck; rinse turkey inside and out.
  2. Prepare the Savory Brine: Mix water with remaining ingredients until all the salt is dissolved.
  3. Place turkey in brining bag or container, breast side down. Add brine recipe. Seal and/or cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
  4. Remove turkey from the brine, rinse well. Follow package directions for roasting turkey.

Makes 12 to 14 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Butterball, LLC.