Citrus-Herb Turkey Dry Brine


Citrus-Herb Turkey Dry Brine

Citrus-Herb Turkey Dry Brine

Add that bright, fruity flavor with this Citrus-Herb Turkey Dry Brine. You won’t have to measure out gallons of water, but you still get the benefits of brining. This recipe is easy to make, just do it a good day before you plan to start cooking.
Prep Time 15 mins
1 d
Total Time 1 d 15 mins
Course Marinades/Brines
Cuisine American


  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper


  • Combine orange zest with kosher salt and brown sugar. Add in remaining ingredients and stir through.
  • Apply dry brine all over the turkey. Make sure to get under the skin of the breast as well.
  • Place the turkey into a large plastic cooking bag and remove excess air. Secure the bag and place it into the refrigerator for 24 hours or more. Turn every 12 hours.
  • Remove turkey from bag, rinse thoroughly, and cook as directed.


Photo credit Sabrina Baksh
Keyword dry brine, turkey brine, turkey dry brine
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