How To Brine a Turkey | Soy Brine


I know all of you are getting ready for cooking this week. Here is a great recipe for a soy Turkey brine. If you haven’t cooked with a brine before, you are missing out!  Easy and delish.

There are several different ways to brine. I prefer to use a Soy Brine. You can see more details on using a salt brine here.

Just follow these easy steps. (note, if you don’t have a fridge large enough, try using a cooler – just be sure to follow the temperature information here)

Here is what you will need:

Turkey Brine

  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 10 ounces of Kikkoman Natural Brewed Soy
  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablesppons dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons dried celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 16 -24 lb Turkey

The night before you are ready to roast, clean and rinse Turkey ( like you normally would).

1. In a large stock pot, mix water and all the ingredients except Turkey. 

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2. Place the turkey in the brine. (if you would like, you can use a Brining Bag – I prefer to just put it right in the pot)

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3. Cover the turkey and place in refrigerator overnight or atleast 8 hours.

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4. Remove your brine and rinse well. Follow your regular cooking instructions.

Need tips for roasting your turkey?  Check them out here.


  1. Rebecca

    I followed your recipe last year – sooo juicy and delicious! Certainly a keeper!

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