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Video: Out of This World Turkey Brine

Brining your turkey preps it perfectly for smoking or roasting.

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In this video, you’ll see how to prepare a brine for a whole Thanksgiving turkey, which you can then smoke or roast. The brine makes the meat extra flavorful and moist. Just make sure you use canning or kosher salt, not regular table salt! Get the recipe for SUDEMERS' Out of This World Turkey Brine. For more great ideas, check out our Thanksgiving videos >>

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Nov. 21, 2014 12:27 pm
You don't have to spend money on brining bags. All major groceries get deliveries in 5-gallon, food-grade white buckets. Go to your grocery deli or bakery and ask if they've got one with a lid. They will be glad to give you one, they throw them out otherwise. Happy Stuffing Day!
Nov. 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Get out a large cooler, put in 2 bags I ice then the turkey. I do this all the time.
Nov. 26, 2012 6:58 pm
Epicure has brining bags
Nov. 22, 2012 6:50 pm
pappy hamm...what kind of bag do you use??
Nov. 22, 2012 6:49 pm
i am going to try to put my bird in a baking bag to brine....if it is strong enough to go into the oven, it should probably be ok in the fridge...i will put another bag of some sort over the whole mess in case there is a leak...i have heard that some bags that folks have been using are not safe to use do to the chemicals in them....has anyone else heard of this?
Nov. 22, 2012 6:23 pm
Rookie at this, so this year with all the positive reviews, tried it. Very easy to prepare and did this for turkey breasts (boned). The results were excellent.Succulent, moist and very tasty rendition to a rather tasteless meat Will definitely save this brining recipe and try variations that are suggested by others.
Nov. 22, 2012 3:45 pm
Been doing brining for the last 6 years and the only thing that I do different is to bring 2 qts of water along with the rest of ingredients to a boil and then cool before adding more water. This insures that the salt desolves.
Nov. 22, 2012 3:26 pm
I am from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, where can I find a brining bag? I saw those cooking bags to cook a turkey in the oven, can I use those to brin the turkey?
Nov. 22, 2012 12:30 pm
The only way I know how to prepare a turkey IS with brine, but I DO use REGULAR salt, but just in normal amounts. What I usually do is blend together 1 large carrot, 1 white onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 cup white wine, 2 cups NATURAL orange juice, 3 tbsp. regular salt, 2 tbsp. mustard, 1 tsp. pepper, and some 3 tbsp. honey. Once well blended I pour it over the turkey and rub it inside and out, INCLUDING UNDER THE SKIN (carefully so as to not tear the skin) I leave the turkey breast side down in the brine, and for two days, every 12 hours I flip the turkey making sure that the last flip leaves the breast in the brine. I pour the brine out, pat the turkey dry, add butter to all the skin and bake it.... People have actually paid me to make their turkeys for Thanksgiving and X-mas, and I'm officially the person responsible for the turkey at work. Sounds like a lot of work..but no it's not and the results are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
Nov. 22, 2012 10:36 am
You can brine this all together in a camping cooler (so long as the weather is cold enough outside), if you can't find a bucket or brine bag. Of course you have to clean the cooler first. Secondly after you remove the turkey from the brine juices, you need to rinse the bird (inside and out) with cold water and then pat it dry. Best to allow it to properly drain of all fluids for at least 30 minutes. Next you are ready to smear butter or olive oil over the entire exterior of the turkey on all the skin surfaces (in order to get the nice crispy turkey skin).
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