Orange Juice and Herb Brine

November 25, 2013 by Kari Karch

Learn how to make this delicious orange juice and herb brine recipe!


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




4 cup orange juice

3 water

2 cup kosher salt

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoons black peppercorns


To brine the turkey, start with a large, clean bucket. Make room for the bucket in your refrigerator -- adjusting shelves if necessary. Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey, and reserve them for another use. In the large bucket, stir the juice, water, salt and sugar until dissolved. Add herb sprigs. Place the turkey in the brine, breast side down. Add more water if the turkey isn't completely submerged in the liquid. Place the bucket in the refrigerator for at least 10 to 12 hours or overnight.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.