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Old 11-04-2012, 07:17 AM
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How do I brine the turkey?

I would like to brine my turkey this year
Can someone please tell me how to do that?
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Hi Solice,There's a bunch of how to's out there I just chose this one.
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I use Alton Brown's method and it works like a charm.

Here's the recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ipe/index.html
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If you're going to brine, make sure you get a turkey that hasn't already been injected with a brining solution.
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The best turkey I have ever tasted or made was last years brined one. DELICIOUS! Its not cheap to do thats for sure but well worth it
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The best turkey I have ever tasted or made was last years brined one. DELICIOUS! Its not cheap to do thats for sure but well worth it
What's not cheap? You don't really need more than salt and water. Maybe some sugar and a few spices.
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I think most turkeys are injected with a solution already.

Honestly, I get the cheapest turkey I can find then brine it and roast it until the temperature in the breast hits 162 (according to Alton Brown's recipe) and people always tell me it's the best turkey they've ever had.
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I think most turkeys are injected with a solution already.
True, if you're going grocery store... We have a few meat markets around us that source from local farms. The turkeys are never frozen and never subjected to the solution.
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Alton browns recipe is a good one to use. I usually don't add the ginger or allspice but it comes out perfectly.

The key is to make sure that your turkey is thawed out completely before you start to brine it. Not hard and not expensive at all.
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