But bear with us here, folks, because we think you're going to love the results of dry-brining turkey. How to Dry Brine a TurkeyYou'll start with a completely thawed turkey and lots of kosher salt. You can add any dry spice you like to the salt, but it's the salt that's going to work the magic here. If you're going to truss the turkey, do it now. No need to rinse the bird, just pat it dry and proceed with the roast turkey recipe of your choice.