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Old 11-22-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Thawing/brining turkey

Since I have to soak my turkey, cuz I was too lazy to get it thawed early, I think I'll brine it while I'm at it. Kill two birds with one stone, so to say.

Here's the recipe I'm going to use for the brine and I'll let you know how it turns out.

4 cups kosher or rock salt
4 cups brown sugar
2 T. cracked black pepper

Bring to a boil in a gallon of water, cool down. Pour in clean cooler and add a bag of ice. I think I'll just add more water cuz I have a giant ice cube - my turkey.

Wash the turkey well before adding to brine, and take out giblets (if you can ) Be sure to completely submerge the turkey and if it floats I have a heavy glass dish to put on it.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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I cooked about 8 turkeys this year for a buffet. Also, Prime Rib, Honey Glazed ham and dozens of casseroles and salads. I didn't get to work the pastries this year. I was hoping to spend some time baking sweets.

Our pastry chef made the greatest chocolate glazed/rasberry sponge cake. The cake was perfect and the chocolate mousse filling outstanding.
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my wife brined the turkey this year. it was awesome. plus it cooks faster and stays juicy!

salt
fresh nutmeg (brought back from greneda)
bay leaves
peppercorn

I only got to eat a little because i was sick, but it was great.
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Well First off I'm not sure what brinning is because being married to a Su Chef (spelling?) I don't do much of the cooking (except when camping cause I'm better at that).

Anyway...My husband puts bacon on the turkey when he cooks it, he says it helps hold in the juices & damn, it's good.

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Well First off I'm not sure what brinning is because being married to a Su Chef (spelling?) I don't do much of the cooking (except when camping cause I'm better at that).

Anyway...My husband puts bacon on the turkey when he cooks it, he says it helps hold in the juices & damn, it's good.

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you lucky duck. I wish I was married to a sous chef. I love to cook, but would love to have someone for me!
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my wife brined the turkey this year. it was awesome. plus it cooks faster and stays juicy!

salt
fresh nutmeg (brought back from greneda)
bay leaves
peppercorn

I only got to eat a little because i was sick, but it was great.
I'll brine the goose at Christmas. Goose is a little more stringy. I was even thinking of ording a TurDuckEn...I think that's how it's spelled. Chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
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is it SUISSE CHEF?? The chef that only makes deserts? What a job!
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you lucky duck. I wish I was married to a sous chef. I love to cook, but would love to have someone for me!
Yep, I know how lucky I am. I cooked for him the first time & he took over after that...lol
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There's some great directions for making a turducken on the net. I deboned our turkey once and stuffed it and it was the BOMB!!! Luckily I had a good book with lots of pictures, but it still wasn't very easy.

For the turduken you just slit down the backbone and debone it. Should be a piece of cake.

FYI - A sous chef is second in command in a kitchen under the executive chef.

Our brined turkey was very good. I should have realized the juices would be more salty and I added salt to the gravy before tasting it. It probably didn't even need any.
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Well, I've been hearing that you should only brine a fresh bird cuz the processed/frozen ones already have some 'brine' (flavorings) in them.
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Well, I've been hearing that you should only brine a fresh bird cuz the processed/frozen ones already have some 'brine' (flavorings) in them.
ahhh yes, I'm getting a hutterite turkey in the morning! my sister was grossed out by the fact that it's a fresh turkey. She thinks the Hutterite farmers are going to kill it in front of us...what a kook! It's going to be such a good bird.
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My bfren got traumatized when his family got invited to Thanksgiving in SD and they killed the turkey right there. Him and his brothers had to pluck it.

Must be why he wants roast beef on Turkey Day!!
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My bfren got traumatized when his family got invited to Thanksgiving in SD and they killed the turkey right there. Him and his brothers had to pluck it.

Must be why he wants roast beef on Turkey Day!!
LOL that's too funny. I helped my dad pluck an eagle one. I couldn't eat turkey or chicken for a few years after doing that.
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