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To Brine or Not to Brine, that is the question

fdxeggerfdxegger Posts: 69
edited 4:26PM in EggHead Forum
Despite having brined my last several turkeys I am about ready to try the next one without it. Despite varying the amount of salt and duration the additional salt is still apparent to my taste buds. I have even considered spatchcocking the turkey this time. Has anyone tried this with a big bird? thanks


  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Spatchcock turkey is good and just as easy to do a chicken.

    The brine question is a matter of personal taste. IF you get a turkey that is not "enhanced" then it won't hurt. I've been brining for years, not just because of the turkey results (which are really negligible), but because of the way it improves the gravy.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Never brined a turkey in my life.

    Never actually spatchcocked any poultry, though many have with great results
  • I don't know what spatchcocked is exactly. But I am pretty darn sure you shouldn't be doing it to a bird...A Hooker maybe but not a bird....HAHAHAHAH What is spatchcocked?
  • I never did ether Pete brined a Turkey, I have spatchcocked chicken and I like it, easy and fast to do specially if your limited on time.
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