A question about a recipe: Russ Parsons' Dry-Brined Turkey (a.k.a. The Judy Bird)
I have a question about step 1 on the recipe "Russ Parsons' Dry-Brined Turkey (a.k.a. The Judy Bird)" from Genius Recipes. It says:
"Wash the turkey inside and out, pat it dry and weigh it. Measure 1 tablespoon of salt -- we used Diamond Crystal -- into a bowl for every 5 pounds the turkey weighs (for a 15-pound turkey, you'd have 3 tablespoons). You can flavor the salt with herbs and spices if you like -- try smoked paprika and orange zest, bay leaf and thyme, or rosemary and lemon zest. Grind together with the salt in a spice grinder, small food processor, or mortar and pestle." The original recipe calls for dried bay leaves in the spice rub. I would like to use fresh bay leaves instead, but I am unsure of how the quantity of bay leaves would change in using fresh vs. dried. Thanks!