Does my turkey need to be completely covered by the brine? Is it OK if the top part is not covered?
Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.
If you don't have a container big enough (or not enough brine), it should be okay if you're rotating the bird every now and then. Ideal is completely covered, but this is a decent workaround!
AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.
Covering it completely is a good idea, but if you don't want to dilute the brine (adding a cup or two of water is probably not going to make that much difference), just flip the bird over a few times and whatever else you do, please don't worry about it. ;o)
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
The "Thanksgiving" Menu Genie's back—only now it's time for latkes and hams
Plan Your Holiday Feasts Here
Life Saving Shortbread
A Magic House for Growing Plants
The Illustrated Biographies of 16 1/2 Desserts
Gifts as Unique as Snowflakes
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.