Turkey Brine
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Turkey Brine
1 quart water, cider or a mixture of the two
1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tbsp. rosemary
1/2 tbsp. thyme
1/2 tbsp. black peppercorns
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Prep: 10 minutes, Brine: 12 hours

1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan, stirring until salt and sugar are dissolved; let cool.

2. Transfer to a large pot and add turkey.

3. Cover or seal, then refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.

Prep tip: To brine a whole turkey, place turkey and marinade in a large Reynolds Turkey Size Oven Bag. Twist top to close; place in a second bag and again twist top. If it won't fit in your fridge, transfer to a large ice chest with enough ice to keep turkey well chilled.