• My Favorite Brine of All Time! by The Pioneer Woman

    One year ago - By The Pioneer Woman Cooks

    I wanted to bring this old post to the forefront, as it's my favorite turkey brine recipe ever, and because it's-gulp-the week before Thanksgiving! What just happened?
    We still have Halloween candy in our house.
    Be sure to read through all the instructions in the link below...but here are the highlights (in case you're a skimmer, which I most certainly am!)
    * Check your turkey label. Many frozen turkeys are injected with a sodium solution , and it's best if you can use a turkey that has not been pre-brined. I usually try to find a fresh turkey or an organic frozen one. (Though if you...
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  • Recipe: Black Pepper & Maple Roast Turkey - Turkey Recipes

    Recipe: Black Pepper & Maple Roast Turkey - Turkey Recipes

    One year ago - By The Kitchn

    With just two pantry staples, you can easily flavor your Thanksgiving turkey without any brining or fussing. Sweet maple syrup and coarsely ground black pepper pair up to season the bird, all thanks to the use of a compound butter. Spread this maple-pepper compound butter under the skin of the turkey, and baste it with more maple syrup while it's roasting to get a picture-perfect, mahogany-colored bird. The gravy that's made with all the pan drippings at the bottom of the roasting pan is a revelation of spicy, sweet flavor as well.
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