16
Servings
Prep Time
5 Min
Cook Time
190 Min
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons Maggi® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
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  • 2 tablespoons allspice berries
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 14- to 16-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed
Step 1
Bring 4 cups water, salt, bouillon, allspice, garlic, bay leaves and lemon slices to a boil in a medium saucepan; boil, stirring frequently, until salt is dissolved.
Step 2
Remove from heat; cool completely.
Step 3
Place brine in a clean, 5-gallon bucket; add 2 gallons cold water. Place turkey, breast-side-down, in the brine, making sure it is fully submerged. Add additional water if needed. Cover; refrigerate for 10 to 24 hours.
Step 4
Remove turkey from brine; rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard brine.
Step 5
Prepare turkey as desired.

Nutrition Information

488.01 Kcal

  • cholesterol

    244.94 Milligrams

  • calcium

    38.68 Milligrams

  • protein

    73.64 Grams

  • iron

    2.94 Milligrams

  • potassium

    764.35 Milligrams

  • vitamin_d

    1.02 International unit

  • carbohydrates

    0.79 Grams

  • fiber

    0.03 Grams

  • sodium

    997.45 Milligrams

  • fat

    19.19 Grams

  • saturedfat

    4.97 Grams