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#1 VSCT

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

Brining, Cheesecloth? Any recommendations?

Im cooking an organic turkey this year and looking for a good recipe.

#2 PieDoh

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

kill the bird before you stuff it.....

#3 Tabbooma

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Deep fry ;)

#4 Julius

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

The cheesecloth method works great for a moist tasty bird but you sacrifice most of the juices to cheesecloth absorbtion. I think that's too high a price, but I'm a total gravy whore and need those juices for it.

#5 VSCT

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

The cheesecloth method works great for a moist tasty bird but you sacrifice most of the juices to cheesecloth absorbtion. I think that's too high a price, but I'm a total gravy whore and need those juices for it.


so what about brining?

#6 insolent cur

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

old school: butter pats under the skin > baste.

#7 TheDHJ

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:39 AM

In a bag.

#8 Eddie Z

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

Definitely brine it. It makes a wonderful improvement to the taste. a simple bring would be 1/2c salt, 1/4c sugar, to about a gallon of water.. I just sort of eye it up. You can add other flavors to it, like peach juice or apple juice, or even a little hot sauce to tweak the flavor a little. If you have refrigerator space, put the bird in the smallest bucket that will hold it, cover with brine and let it sit for a day or two.. A big ziplock back would work too, inside a cooler with ice. (Ya just don't want to let the bird get warm during this stage). I've injected brines into the birds too when I was in a rush, with good results.

#9 insolent cur

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:15 AM

In a bag.


this also works with the pats of butter. i've never tried brining the bird, but eddie's suggestions sound good.

#10 gregoir

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:44 AM

JnJn makes this Turkey where she stuffs it with oranges and stuff. It's awesome.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

Wrap it with layers of bacon...nuf said.

#12 VSCT

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

^^^^ like