Hawaiian-Style Turkey Brine

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 141.1
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.4 mg
  • Sodium: 4,400.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g

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Number of Servings: 48


    4 quarts - Pineapple Juice, (128 fl oz)
    2 cups - Brown Sugar, packed
    1 1/3 cups - Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce, (21.28 tbsp)
    1 cup - [Light] Maple Syrup
    3/4 cup - Kosher Salt
    6 cloves Garlic - cut into half
    4 - 6 whole bay leaves
    2 Tbsp - Red Pepper, crushed
    12 # Whole Turkey (not self-basting or Kosher)


Combine all ingredients. Place turkey in a large dish or container and pour brine over. (Reynold's oven roasting bag for turkeys or Ziplock XL storage bag). Cover and allow to brine .....you do not want any part of the turkey above the surface of the brine. Refrigerate for at least one hour for every pound of turkey.

10 hours should be the minimum for brining a large turkey. Brining for too long can ruin the flavor and make the turkey too salty. 24 hours is the maximum amount of time to brine. If using a smaller turkey, use the hour per pound rule.

Pour off brine and discard. Cook accordingly. Serving size 4 ounces. 12# Turkey = 48 servings. Nutritional info, not completely accurate since you are pouring off and discarding most of the brine.

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LHARMO.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    This is very good. My Aunt was part Hawaii. Loved it when she made me food from the Islands. - 11/14/20

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    i have used this before and love it thank you I roast my turkey breast side down and keeps the breast moist Mom taught me this God rest her soul. I miss her - 11/21/12

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    Very Good
    This was good!!! Thanks!! - 1/16/10

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    yommey!mmmm! can't wait to bake and eat it. - 11/24/09

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    I don't think you would get 48 servings from a 12 lb turkey as the lbs include the bones and so on. I do want to try brining a turkey though. I've never tried and I've heard that it's really good! - 11/2/09