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Can I dry brine self-basting turkey?

I wanted to try dry brining my (first!) turkey this year but my husband bought a 24lb (!) self-basting turkey. Should I skip it? What are my other seasoning options?

asked by Victoria about 3 years ago
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HalfPint

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added about 3 years ago

Usually a self basting turkey is injected with a salt solution. So I wouldn't do any brining. It will make your turkey too salty. You can try inserting a fresh herbs mix under the skin for flavoring. Or use a salt free dry rub on top of the skin.