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Brine for the big bird

J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
edited 11:12AM in EggHead Forum
I am going to brine a turkey for Thanksgiving. I am looking for the perfect brine recipe & the time in the brine per pound. Thanks! Julie


  • CatCat Posts: 556
    J Appledog,[p]I stick with a simple one (1 cup each kosher salt & brown sugar per gallon of water) since I also put a stuffing under the skin.[p]John Ash had a wonderful brine (maple syrup, ginger, garlic, chiles, other goodies) in Fine Cooking a few years ago. I'll e-mail it to you if you like.[p]Cathy
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,338
    I would be interested in that if it isn't too much trouble. Maple syrup and ginger sounds like a great combo.
    Hope you are ready for winter...looks like it is just about here!
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  • SandiSandi Posts: 107
    Cat,[p]I would like that maple brine recipe too.
  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Sandi,[p]I'll post it.[p]Cathy
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