We have been brining our Thanksgiving turkeys for YEARS now and it is the key to a tender and juicy turkey. It doesn't matter how you'll cook your turkey, brining makes it amazing every time.
We're talking eyes-rolling-back-in-your-head type good! More succulent, tender bites of meat, and crispier skin with better flavoring.
• Completely cover the turkey with the brine. If it starts to float then weigh it down with a heavy plate with some cans set on top. • There is no need to salt the turkey after brining it. You may not need any extra salt in the gravy either. • Be sure to put the turkey into the brine solution with the breast side down for the best penetration.