Brined Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe ~ Says: Do you brine your turkey? We did for the first time at Christmas last year and we will be doing it every time we make a turkey now! I was reading an article about brining, and I decided to give it a try. O-M-G! Best turkey ever! This turkey was so tender, juicy and flavorful! I could not get enough of this turkey! I was shocked. The brining was so simple, It only takes a few minutes to make the brine.
Rinse turkey and pat dry; discard neck and gizzards. Prepare brine. Submerge turkey in cold brine (increase amount of brine to cover turkey, if necessary). Press and weight down turkey with a clean plate or two. Refrigerate 8 to 12 hours.