Dinner, In Season, Meat

Brined Roast Turkey

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 24h 10 mins
  • Total time: 25h 20 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Brined Roast Turkey

Brining a turkey before roasting delivers great results by adding flavour and preserving the moisture. This recipe is super easy and by using the steam roast function and the digital probe it guarantees success every time

(24hr brine time)

Utensils required


For the brine

  • 4l cold water
  • 160g salt
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 sage leaves
  • Peel and juice from 4 small oranges
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 onion cut into large chunks
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small turkey (2-2.5kg) or a medium size turkey crown


  • 50g melted butter
  • Sliced oranges and herbs(sage, rosemary, bay leaf) to garnish

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Add 1l of water and the rest of the ingredients for the brine in a large pan, bring to the boil snd simmer for 10 mins until the onions have soften. Remove from heat and top up with the remaining 3l of cold water.

  • Step 2

    Allow to cool to room temp. While the brine is cooling get the turkey, check for giblets in the cavity and remove them. Rinse the cavity under cold water and place the turkey in the brine making sure it is fully submerged. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

  • Step 3

    When ready to cook remove the turkey from the brine, pat dry the skin with kitchen towel. Set the Ninja multi-cooker smart lid to combi-steam cooking and choose steam roasting. Select 170°C for the cooking temp

  • Step 4

    Add 300 ml of water to the bottom of the pot, put the turkey on the reversible rack and add to the cooking pot

  • Step 5

    Plug the cooking probe in the lid and then probe the turkey through the thickest part of breast. Manually select 70°C internal temp.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and start the cooking process. Once steam has build and the cooking has started baste the turkey with the melted butter every 10-15 mins until the cooking has finished.

  • Step 7

    When the desired temperature is reached, let the turkey rest for 10-15 mins inside the multi-cooker with the lid closed.

  • Step 8

    Once rested remove from the pot, place on a serving board, garnish with sliced oranges and fresh herbs before carving