Dry Brine for Turkey (Get Cooking)


Dry Brine for Turkey (Get Cooking)

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    Servings and Ingredients

    1 fresh or thawed frozen turkey
    ⅓ c. kosher salt
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee brown sugar
    1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    2 bay leaves, crushed
    ½ tsp. dried orange peel
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee dried thyme
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee dried rosemary


    1. Unwrap the turkey and remove the neck and giblets. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
    2. Combine salt, brown sugar, black pepper, bay leaves, orange peel, thyme and rosemary in a bowl.
    3. Rub dry brine all over the turkey and inside the cavity. Refrigerate, uncovered, at least 8 hours or overnight. Rinse well and pat dry.
    4. Roast according to package directions.

    Recipe Source:

    Chef Andrew from Ankeny #1, KCCI-TV recipe, November 21, 2015.