A basic brine makes this turkey breast more flavorful and adds moisture. The turkey is refrigerated in the brine overnight or up to 24 hours. The brine is a simple combination of ingredients you probably have on hand. All you need is a large container and some refrigerator space. Jun 26, · A simple brine recipe for your turkey. The brine was perfect for this turkey breast. My husband split the breast in half and took out the spine but kept the rest of the bone in. The brine contains salt, brown sugar, bay leaves, onions, celery, fennel seed, mustard seed and garlic. Just pour it over the breast and refrigerate over night.