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Heritage Bronze: to brine or not to brine?


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Heritage Bronze: to brine or not to brine?

tkalex9052 | Nov 14, 2007 08:04 AM

Our local paper ran its Thanksgiving recipes today, and they had a recipe for a Heritage Bronze turkey. It said that the Heritage Bronze should not be brined b/c the brine masks some of the subtle unique flavors of the Heritage Bronze turkey. I don't get this--isn't brine just some sugar and salt? I've always brined my Heritage Bronze turkeys (I've only done two before), because I thought they'd need the moisture, being free range and all. I'd love everyone's thoughts on this, especially those of you who have roasted a Heritage Bronze without brine. Is it dry? I'll be roasting my turkey on the grill, if that factors into your recommendations (not enough oven space for both turkey & sides). Thanks!

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