One way to prepare the center of your Thanksgiving meal is to brine the turkey. Seasoned kitchen masters know all about the brining process, but for those of us who aren't so knowledgeable, we've gathered up some info to help you decide whether a brined turkey is the way to go on Thanksgiving.
Brining is one way to prepare meat for cooking. The brining process involves marinating meat for several hours in a solution that contains a rather large amount of salt. Brine turkey is simply a turkey prepared in this manner.
Brine can be prepared in many ways. A simple way to make turkey brine is to use one cup each of salt and brown sugar for each gallon of water. However, if you want to get a little fancier, Fabulous Foods has three great turkey brine recipes, including the following American brine mix recipe:
Everyone has their own preferences. While some swear by brining turkey, others prefer not to do it. The New York Times ran an opinion piece, offering both sides of the turkey, er, coin.
Pros of brining a turkey
Cons of brining a turkey
So, there you have it! If you have any good tips for brine turkey, share them in the comments section below.
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