How to Brine a Turkey & Why You Should

There are lots of ways to cook your Thanksgiving turkey: smoke it, fry it, spatchcock it. But a traditional roast turkey is probably the most common option—and perfectly delicious when you do it right...

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Brining ramps - or anything, really.

by THewat 4 years ago

I'm following instructions for brining in Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes. They tell me to brine two pounds of ramps in two cups of brine, and indicate that the ramps should be submerged. Maybe o...

brining in trash bag?

by sanglier 9 years ago

OK, I'm down to the wire: the turkey is fully defrosted and needs to be cooked. I can't find any "specialty bags" designed just for brining a turkey. What do you guys think of using a Glad trash ba...

brining turkey in a plastic bucket

by cimui 11 years ago

i know that generally, you're supposed to brine in a stainless steel or other-non reactive container, but i don't have a pot large enough to hold my turkey. are there any horrible adverse consequen...

roasting a 22 lb turkey- please advise

by ajaxshazam 11 years ago

I am planning to roast a 22-24 lb free range, fresh (not frozen) organic turkey for Thanksgiving this year and would love some advice. I've never cooked one this big and would ideally like to brine...

Is it worth brining 2 individual boneless skinless chicken breasts?

by duckdown 10 years ago

Hey all Just picked up 2 nice free-range boneless skinless chicken breasts, and am pretty good at keeping them juicy (just dont overcook them) but there has been alot of discussion about brining l...

pork chops--brine or not?

by dimsumgirl 12 years ago

Anyone brine their pork chops? What proportion of salt to water in the brine? Does it make a difference?

brine & temp for smoked turkey breast

by biggreenmatt 5 years ago

Hey all! With Passover just around the bend, I'm looking to do something a little lighter this year- a full turkey breast is the first thing that comes to mind. Now I've smoked turkey breast ...

Roasting time for a brined turkey

by Brennius 10 years ago

Is it just me, or is the roasting time shorter for a turkey that's been brined (vs. a non-brined turkey of the same weight)? We usually brine, and I find it knocks 1 to 2 mins per pound off th...

Need to brine but my turkey is still frozen

by Kiddelicious 7 years ago

I was going to brine my turkey tonight. The only problem, it's still frozen and I am not able to take the giblets out. Is it still possible to brine it?

Can I defrost my turkey in brining liquid?

by JCap 11 years ago

I'm going to need to soak my turkey to get it defrosted for tomorrow. I figured I could kill 2 birds with one stone by also brining, but there's alot of chemistry going on here (frozen meat, the b...

Brining a Butterball?

by HunterJay 12 years ago

I've been reading some of the posts and they all say you shouldn't brine a Butterball turkey. Why and what would happen? I have a small one that I was going to brine & fry for Thanksgiving (as a ...

Two Turkey Questions

by Scampi 13 years ago

We are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in many years. I have a couple of questions concerning the turkey. First, I have never brined a turkey, but have read here that it definitely improv...

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