Holiday Lacquered Turkey~

Recipe courtesy of Mary Ann Mitsch


1 pound kosher salt

3 quarts hot water

1 cup molasses

1 cup soy sauce

1 cup honey

5 pounds of ice


Pour hot water into brining bag, then add salt. Agitate bag to help dissolve salt.  Add molasses, soy, and honey and mix to combine.  Add turkey with giblets removed.  Set in cooler filled with at least 5 pounds of ice.  Allow to brine over night.

Make sure to drain turkey well and pat dry before roasting as desired.