How to Dry Brine a Turkey


– 1/4 c. salt – 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely diced – 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper – Rind of 1 orange finely minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.) – 1/2 tsp. allspice


Step 1

In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir together well to combine.

Step 2

On a fully thawed or fresh turkey, spread the brine evenly over the top skin of the turkey, making sure to coat the breasts, legs and wings well. Sprinkle 1-2 tsp. of the brine mixture in the inside cavity, and rub evenly to disperse.

Step 3

Gently pulling the skin away from the meat, place about 1-2 teaspoons of the brine on each of the breasts. Replace the skin on the turkey. Do the same for the legs.

Step 4

Roast the turkey at 350 degrees for 13 minutes per pound of turkey. Test with a meat or instant read thermometer in the deep breast and thigh areas. Once the internal temperature of the turkey reads 165 degrees, the turkey is done.

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