DIY: Brine the Turkey7:12 PM
Here's how you make the JUICIEST turkey you will every taste!!! I had no idea it would be so easy. This is another trick I learned from my fabulous mother-in-law :)
This process takes 12-24 hours
Have the turkey thawed, cleaned out, and rinsed off
Grab a 5 Gallon Bucket
(It can fit up to a 24 lb. Turkey)
Dissolve in a pan of water
2 Cups Salt
1 Cup Sugar
Add any spices you want. We used 2-3 tsp of the following. It's all to your preference.
Canadian Steak Seasoning
3 or 4 Bay Leaves
Stir and let simmer for a few minutes and then pour it in the bucket.
Add cold water until the bucket is about a third or half way full depending on the size of your turkey.
Add the turkey and add more water if needed to cover the turkey. Make sure the cavity of the turkey is filled with seasoned water.
Cover it and let it sit somewhere cold like the garage since it may not fit in your fridge. 12-24 hours later, remove the turkey and make sure the water is no longer in the cavity of the turkey. Pat dry. Rub oil on-top (season a little if you want) and roast according to the directions on the turkey. A good rule of thumb is that the turkey cooks at 325 degrees for about 20 min per pound.