Brine that Bird – The Holiday Series

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How to Brine A Turkey

Is brining worth the hassle? If you can add some moisture and flavor to your turkey by planning ahead, then wouldn’t it be worth it? Good questions, eh? This article and tutorial video give a quick run down on how to brine your bird. You can go as basic as salt and water, or take it a bit further as we do today.

In this video, we get our brine on and set the stage for an experiment where we’ll decide if brining is worth it or not.

Get the ingredients together and give this one a try. Stay tuned as we continue the experiment with a blind taste test. We’ll be smoking, frying and putting together a dessert, all before Turkey day…

Please leave questions to comments and “Keep It Paleo!”

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

The Bro’s Ulna

Turkey Brine

Ingredient List:

  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • 1 gallon boiling water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon, rolled halved and squeezed
  • 1 handful fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 handful fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 5 pounds ice

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Whisk salt into hot water until dissolved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk for a minute.
  3. Pour into a 5 gallon bucket or similar container, add turkey and pour water over the top until bird is completely submerged. Cover bucket with lid and let rest for 12-24 hours before cooking.

“Keep It Paleo!”

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