Turkey Brine & Spice Butter
This great recipe packs flavor and tenderness for turkey perfection
Ingredients
Spice Butter
Spice Cured Turkey
Instructions
Spice Butter
  1. Combine butter, salt, pepper, thyme, cumin, garlic powder, pepper flakes, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg in a bowl. Beat on medium with an electric mixer or by hand until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use, for up to 4 days.
Spice Cured Turkey
  1. In a large stockpot, combine salt, sugar, carrots, celery, onions, leeks, bay leaves, garlic, peppercorns, cumin, red-pepper flakes, cloves, and allspice. Add the water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. The brine needs to cool completely before the turkey is soaked in it: It can be made a day ahead or chilled over an ice bath.
  2. Rinse turkey under cold water; pat dry. Place in stockpot, breast side down. Add brine and enough water to cover. Cover the stockpot, and refrigerate overnight. Remove turkey from brine; drain.
Recipe Notes

I always add 2 Tablespoons of Juniper Berries to my Brine as well. I feel like it just adds a pop of flavor.