A turkey brining blend without a black peppercorns? Where can I buy it? Thank you.

  • Posted by: Irina
  • November 26, 2019


Amanda H. November 26, 2019
Hi Irina, I looked around online for some sources but all contained black peppercorns. You can, however, make your own, and it's really easy. If you're doing a dry brine, here's one of our most popular recipes (scroll down to step one to see the optional seasonings): https://food52.com/recipes/15069-russ-parsons-dry-brined-turkey-a-k-a-the-judy-bird
Irina November 26, 2019
I’m doing a wet brine turkey but I don’t know do I need a rub turkey blend?
Irina November 26, 2019
There are so many turkey blends, I don’t know what to do with it.
Gammy November 27, 2019
Hi Irina, your wet turkey brine is probably mostly salt, with maybe some sugar and a small amount of spices. The outside rub in that case should be mostly spices/herbs as you don't want to over-salt your bird. Also check to see that your turkey has not been "processed" or injected with any sort of "natural juices" (basically a salt solution), as many if not all in US supermarkets now come... you don't want to do a wet brine to one that has already been treated with salt. An outside spice/herb rub is still fine to use.
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