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What is the best way to brine a turkey

asked by Mindfulivin over 5 years ago

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Kenzi Wilbur
added over 5 years ago

We have a lot of diehard dry-brining fans around here, and you can read why here:
http://www.food52.com/blog...

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Monita
Monita

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added over 5 years ago

If you want to do a liquid brine, here's a good "how to"
http://www.marthastewart...

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
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added over 5 years ago

My family's had success with the Pioneer Woman's Turkey Brine: http://thepioneerwoman...

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bigpan
added over 5 years ago

Other than the recipes above, I suggest using a Coleman cooler. It is the right size, keeps the brine and bird at the right temperature.

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a Whole Foods Market Customer
added over 5 years ago

I agree with bigpan. If your going to brine the bird, (technique wise) doing it in the coleman's cooler is the way to go.

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pierino
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added over 5 years ago

I've come to take a contrarian view on brining. I use a wet brine but I inject it directly into the breast meat. An injector will cost you about $20. I started doing this with prime rib and moved onto large birds. You can get a nice crisp skin on the outside and tender flesh on the outside.

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hardlikearmour
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added over 5 years ago

What is the injector composed of? If it's like a giant syringe with a big needle you could almost certainly find one at a feed store for far less.

pierino
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added over 5 years ago

It hadn't occurred to me to check a feed store, although there are certainly plenty around me. In any case you will need something with at least a 1 1/2 ounce liquid capacity.