Joes Turkey Brine Recipe

  • 1 gallon low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1/2 gallon apple juice
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, pour in the vegetable broth, apple cider, apple juice, and water; stir in kosher salt, poultry seasoning, onion powder, black pepper, rosemary, sage, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until all salt has dissolved, and boil for 30 minutes to extract flavors from herbs. Remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature before using as a turkey brine; allow brined turkey to marinate overnight.