November 22, 2010
let the countdown begin....
I LOVE THANKSGIVING!
More than any other holiday. and so i have decided to share some of my SUPER top favorite holiday cooking traditions for the next three days! And if there is ONE thing you MUST know about Thanksgiving....
BRINE YOUR TURKEY!!
Brining your turkey promises a SUPER moist, delicious turkey. Most people don't know how important of a step this is! Or how easy. The salt in the brine causes the meat tissue to break down and absorb the juices and flavors of your brine.
Here's how you do it!....
Grab a stockpot and combine these items:
-1 cup salt
-1 gallon apple cider
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-Sage stems (save the leaves for cooking)
-A handful of peppercorns
-A half handful of juniper berries (optional)
-2 Lemons sliced in half
-Cold water to the top.
Submerge your turkey 100 percent. Cover and place in your fridge for 24 hours. Remove when you begin your holiday cooking.
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