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Juicy Brined Turkey

plate

Yield

Makes 16 to 24 servings

prep

Prep Time

2 hours

cook

Cook Time

~4hours

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Total Time

18 hours

kikkoman products used:

ingredients

16-24 pound turkey
2 gallons cold water
10 ounces Kikkoman® Soy Sauce*
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dried sage
2 tablespoons dried celery seed
1 tablespoon dried thyme

*May substitute Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce

directions

  1. Remove giblets and turkey neck; rinse turkey inside and out.
  2. In a large stock pot or 5 gallon container, mix water with remaining brining ingredients. Stir well until all salt dissolves.
  3. Place turkey in the pot, cover with a lid and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove turkey from brine, rinsing well. Follow your regular cooking instructions.

THE STORY OF SOY SAUCE

Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

READ THE STORY OF SOY SAUCE

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