Turkey - To Brine or Not To Brine?

I know this has been asked a gazillion times. So here it is for the gazillion and first time: does brining the turkey make a big/good difference? And if so, what's your favorite brine recipe. Thanks a lot! (I've never brined my turkey; this year may be the first time I do it.)

  • Posted by: DebJ
  • November 2, 2011
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JessicaBakes November 2, 2011
Agree with Kristy. Heavily salting your turkey many hours beforehand gives amazing moisture and flavor without losing the flavor of the actual turkey. Brining is good if you don't like the flavor of turkey, in my opinion. I used this recipe last year and just loved it: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/11/salt_roasted_turkey_with_lemon_and_oregano
 
Kristy M. November 2, 2011
I'm a huge fan of dry brining!
 
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