Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How to Cook Clove and Honey Brine for Turkey

This brine will give your turkey a subtle sweetness and all the tenderness and moisture of a goodpoultry brine.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 gallons of brine


  • 1 large bag of ice
  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 pound table salt (non-iodine)
  • 1 pound honey
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves


Combine salt and hot water until it dissolves. Add honey, broth, and cloves to mixture. Once thoroughly mixed, add ice. Brine for 1 hour per pound.
Thoroughly rinse all the brine from the turkey before cooking. Otherwise there will be a salty flavor to the turkey. 

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