Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 1/4 cup salt (2 cups Kosher or coarse salt)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 gallon vegetable stock
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon allspice berries
- 1/2 tablespoon candied ginger
- 1 gallon ice water
Place turkey in a large plastic container (at least 4 gallon). Pour brine over top. Refrigerate and brine for 1 hour per pound.
Thoroughly rinse all the brine from the turkey before cooking. Otherwise there will be a salty flavor to the turkey. For a more detailed explanation, see my article on brining turkey.