Recipe by Blair
"A must-do for the most tasty and juicy turkey utilizing traditional ingredients which compliment a roasting bird. The roasting pan juices make for the worlds best gravy. Do not add salt to your gravy; the brine juices have done that for you. Enjoy a prairie favorite!"
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Absolutely fabulous... do you remember your Grandma or Mom's turkey dinners? They were scrumptious but usually a little on the dry side until Grandma began brining. Beautifully moist and tender while maintaining those traditional flavours where turkey tastes like turkey rather than a bird with a foreign taste which can happen with some brine recipes. The gravy is so tasty but be careful with the salt as the brine has done that for you. If you save the carcass and use it later for soups or stews, the flavours are tremendous as well because when you brine, it penetrates the bones right through. If you try it once, it will become a must do every time you roast a turkey. Yummmmmmmy
I had very high hopes for this recipe because the brine smelled ridiculously good. It smelled like thanksgiving the day before thanksgiving. However, i don't think any of the actual seasonings penetrated the flesh at all. It just tasted like turkey, not a brined turkey.
This was my first turkey and I knew my best chance of it being great was to brine it. It turned out perfectly! So juicy, I'm definitely keeping this recipe!
Add fressh herbs - rosemary, thyme & tarragan. Tie them together and boil it in the half water, half chicken broth. Add Copped garlic and poutry seasoning. Add 2 cups of sugar along with the salt makes it even juicier. After brining pat dry & inject melted butter and copped tarragan throughout meat than bake.
Love this recipe. I have used it for several years now. My family insists that I used this brine when cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys. It is easy, inexpensive and definitely makes the turkey more moist, flavorful and delicious. I especially love the gravy that it makes...sorta salty, but I love salty things. I follow the recipe exactly, but sometimes I use chicken stock/broth instead of vegetable if it is what I have on-hand or is less expensive. Also, I always double the recipe to ensure that there is enough to cover the turkey. I use a new 5-gallon bucket to brine the turkey. Great recipe!!
I am looking forward to using this again this year. Tried it last year. It was great. My husband said the white meat was the juiciest he had ever had in his life. And he's had alot of turkey dinners!!!
This was the juciest turkey that I have ever had...simply amazing. Careful with your pan drippings, though, as they are VERY salty and could ruin your gravy.
Just wanted to say that this is the best brine I have ever used! I tried this year and everyone could not stop talking about how good this was. I had a 25 lb turkey, had to feed 15 people and I had put my turkey in a cooler filled with ice and I had to add more water to cover the turkey but it still worked. Cooked my turkey the Michiganer way as I always do and what a moist, tender, juicy, great tasting turkey. Thank you very much for this recipe. Will be my traditional recipe all the time.
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