Brined Holiday Turkey

Brined Holiday Turkey

9 ingredients
488 calories
190 min cook time


9 total
1 cup sea salt
2 lemons, sliced
2 tablespoons allspice berries
14- to 16-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed
6 tablespoons Maggi® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
6 bay leaves
4 cups water
2 gallons cold water
12 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed


Prep: 5
Cook: 190
Wait: 620
Serving: 16
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.
Cooking: 10 min
Step 2
Remove from heat; cool completely.
Waiting: 20 min
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.
Waiting: 600 min
Step 4
Remove turkey from brine; rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard brine.
Preparation: 5 min
Step 5
Prepare turkey as desired.
Cooking: 180 min

Nutrition Information

488 calories per serving
Serving size: 16
19.21g fat
0.79g carbs
73.71g protein
% DV*
Total Fat 19.21g
Saturated Fat 4.97g
Cholesterol 245.16mg
Sodium 997.79mg
Carbohydrates 0.79g
Dietary Fiber 0.03g
Sugars 0.26g
Protein 73.71g
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.