Tom Katt sent in this brining recipe that is perfect for poultry. Though it works well for most poultry, it is a perfect brine for that holiday turkey.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes 1 1/2 gallons of brine
1 cup salt (1 1/2 cups Kosher or coarse salt)
1 cup brown sugar
bunch of scallions
one hot pepper
Add enough water (about 1 1/2 gallons) to cover the bird. Place water and ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add poultry, cover and 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.