Classic Brine Mix
Brining your turkey or chicken helps retain moisture, keeping everything juicy and full of flavor. Our Classic Brine Mix is a blend of sea salt and flavorful spices. It makes 1.5 gallons of brine—enough for one medium turkey, or two whole chickens. For an extra-large turkey, pick up two packages of brine mix! Instructions are on the package for easy reference.
Instructions: add contents of packet to 3 qts of water and simmer for 10 min. Allow to cool, then add enough ice to solution to make 6 qts total liquid. Pour brine into double-lined plastic bag containing bird and refrigerate for 8-12 hrs (overnight). Rinse and pat dry before cooking.
Ingredients: sea salt, pure cane sugar, yellow mustard, chile flakes, cinnamon, celery seed, bay leaves, juniper berries, white & black peppercorns, cloves, allspice, ginger, dill seed.
Oaktown Spice Shop has been in the Adams Point neighborhood for nine years. They focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice, then grind the spices themselves, in their shop. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.
You can visit their own site here or find more of their spices on Keep Oakland Alive.