Pickle-Brined Turkey Recipe
- 1 whole turkey (12-14 pounds)
- 1 gallon of water
- 2 cups of Britts Fermented Food Pickle Brine
- 1 cup kosher salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2 bay leaves
1. Prepare the Brine:
- Combine water, Britts Fermented Food Pickle Brine, kosher salt, and brown sugar in a large pot. Stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
- Add black peppercorns, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, dried thyme, smashed garlic cloves, and bay leaves to the brine. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then let it cool completely. Refrigerate the brine until it's completely chilled.
2. Prepare the Turkey:
- Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator if it's frozen. Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey cavity.
- Rinse the turkey thoroughly under cold running water and pat it dry with paper towels.
3. Brining the Turkey:
- Place the turkey in a large brining bag or a non-reactive container big enough to hold the turkey and the brine.
- Pour the chilled brine over the turkey, making sure it's fully submerged. Seal the bag or cover the container and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. If the turkey is not fully submerged, turn it occasionally to ensure even brining.
4. Preparing the Turkey for Roasting:
- Preheat your oven to the desired roasting temperature (usually 325°F or 163°C).
- Remove the turkey from the brine and discard the brine. Rinse the turkey under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.
- Allow the turkey to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Roast the turkey according to your favorite recipe, using your preferred seasonings. The brining process ensures a flavorful and moist turkey.
5. Enjoy Your Delicious Britts Fermented Food Pickle-Brined Turkey:
- Once the turkey is perfectly cooked, let it rest for about 20-30 minutes before carving.
- Serve and enjoy your succulent, flavorful turkey with your favorite side dishes.
This brining method infuses your turkey with the unique flavors of Britt's Fermented Food Pickle Brine, creating a delightful fusion of tastes to impress your guests. Happy cooking! 🦃✨