November 29, 2011

Turkey! How to brine a big bird:

Lola's Brining recipe:
Mix in a bowl the following:
1 cup salt (Kosher is better)
1 cup brown sugar
3-4 sprigs of rosemary
1 orange peel shaved
1 tablespoon of pepper

Fill a large cooler with cold water and mix in the brine. Then place in your turkey and let it set over night. The next morning, take your bird out of the brine and set in a roasting pan. I like to give it a little coat of melted butter, which gives it that crispy, gold skin.

The 22lb turkey bird
Our adorable Friendsgiving

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