Guy Fieri's Foolproof Turkey Breast Brine

Tip For A Juicy Bird

PHOTO: Thanksgiving dinner.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

We rounded up the No. 1 essential holiday tip from big-name celebrity chefs, restaurant owners and food TV personalities. Guy Fieri's is to brine your bird, with his recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 6 quarts water
  • 8 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 7 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large stock pot, combine 3 quarts water, 1 cup kosher salt, brown sugar, molasses, sage leaves and peppercorns. Heat until salt dissolves, remove from heat. Add in 3 quarts cool water and 8 cups ice.

    Submerge turkey in brine – either use a brining bag or place the turkey in the brine in a deep container and place a plate or weight on top to keep it submerged. Brine overnight in the fridge.

    Yield: brine for 1 turkey breast (10 pounds)

    Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: water, ice, salt, brown sugar, molasses, sage, peppercorns

    Course: Main Course


     
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