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brining

DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 216
edited 5:02PM in EggHead Forum
I know there was a lot of back and forth about brining a turkey that already had an 8% solution injected in it. I think some of the concern was that there would be too much of a salty taste if the bird was brined on top of this. The night before Thanksgiving, I was channel surfing and Emril was on Martha Stewart's show (I want to make it clear again, I was channel surfing) and he addressed this issue. According to him, you want to pull that injected solution out of the bird, and brining will accomplish that. He was pretty big on the whole brining process. Thought that was interesting in case y'all will be doing a turkey again for Christmas.

Comments

  • BiscuitBiscuit Posts: 208
    I used a apple/sage brine and it was the best turkey I have ever had, bar none. Wish I had some left, my family was hanging over the carcess picking scaps.
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    I brined a Butterball for a contest once. It won but after more than a couple of bites it became clear that it was WAY too salty. JCA
  • BiscuitBiscuit Posts: 208
    A Butterball is brined when they package it.Rule one in cooking turkey is buy a fresh bird. Frozen turkey can be up to a year old,Who wants to eat that?
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