Formerly Bananas and Toddlers
Wondering if anyone out there has brined a turkey. Is it worth it?
I think it is the only way to go. We've started doing chicken that way too. After having a rotisserie chicken from Costco, we started wondering what they did to make it taste so good (and be so salty). It occured to us that it must be brine.
I have *heard* it is the best. And worth it. I have yet to do it, however.BTW, can you share with me how to make homemade rolls? I volunteered to make rolls and rather than doing the frozen yeast rolls (which are good) I have been kicking around the idea of making them from scratch. Am I being ridiculous?
PW had a recipe for rolls T...G, I intended to brine (for the first time) this year, but couldn't get my hands on ready made seasoning or a brining bag this week so I will do it another time. Couldn't bring myself to make the brine myself.... I have heard it is most worth it thought, so I'm a little bummed I didn't put more effort into getting the ingredients together.
Oh snaps! I had forgotten G had some pretty darn good rolls herself. Sorry bout that.
Haven't done it myself, but I seem to remember that maybe it was Maven (Heather) that did one and said it was fantastic? I'm just thankful not to have to wrestle with a turkey this year!
My mom always gets free range turkeys which she brines and they are always amazing, moist, brilliant no gravy needed kind of good. (Except gravy is yummy.)
Yeah, I did it using Alton Brown's recipe and it totally rocked. I've only done it the one time, the whole finding the bucket and remembering to do it far enough in advance when it isn't Thanksgiving is the only thing that has kept me from doing it again. Maybe next time I host.
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