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To Brine or Not To Brine....that is the question
edited November -1
I'm doing a trial run tomorrow of Mad Max's turkey and wanted to get everyone's opinion of brining for this recipe. Do you suggest this or not.....if yes, please share a recipe for a good brine! Thanks.
Morro Bay Rich
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Mad Max uses a fresh Turkey that is not brined.
Hope this helps.
I brine - yes. This is how I do it....
My Turkey Link
Even when I've done Mad Max's recipe I still brine... I like it!
I brine when "non-Egg" cooking to add moisture. Have found no benefit in brining when Egg cooking in the area of added moisture.
I do brine however when I want to impart a unique flavor to the meat. By adding ingredients to the brine the flavor goes throughout the meat.
Why not cook two - one brined and one not - let us know how they turn out!
Kent Madison MS
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