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How would you dry brine a turkey?

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asked over 7 years ago

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E935f21b d722 4870 bfc7 d37d1ef8e084  becky
added over 7 years ago

Williams Sonoma has a dry brine mix in the fall catalog. You rub it into the bird skin and let sit in the fridge overnight.

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E935f21b d722 4870 bfc7 d37d1ef8e084  becky
added over 7 years ago

Just checked the WS site. Instructions are posted there--after brining, rinse the bird and roast. There are some rave reviews. I'll be trying it this Thanksgiving.

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added over 7 years ago

I did this last Thanksgiving and it came out great. I had been wet brining my birds, but the gravy often came out too salty. This method alleviates that problem.
The LA Times has been advocating this method for years. Here's a link: http://www.latimes.com...

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added over 7 years ago

Note that the link won't work if you just click on it because of the comma. You'll have to copy and paste the whole thing into your browser.
Note also that it's a 3-day method, although you can apparently shorten the time with diminished results.

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added over 7 years ago

Here's another link, to the story that accompanies the other link above. Between the two, I got all I needed to pull this off successfully. http://articles.latimes...

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72b8c92f c97c 49cf 8fc2 4b08462521f6  me
added over 7 years ago

Saveur mag has a great one from about two years ago, simple and delicious.
http://www.saveur.com/article...

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added over 7 years ago

Thanks! Anticipating a great Thanksgiving dinner. Already made plans with friends to do a leftovers party on the weekend. Photos and menu to follow.

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