Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If You Brine It, They Will Come....

It was the night before Thanksgiving,
and all through the house,
not a spice in the pantry,
was left untouched.
The turkey was snug,
all trussed and brining in its bag
in hopes that eight guests,
soon would be there.... I tried..
it really doesn't sound great..but you get the idea...

This year, Matt and I are hosting Thanksgiving for eight
so tonight I am brining our turkey.

Ain't she a beaut'?! At a little over 16lbs.
this baby is asking for some brinin' and cookin'

my brine adapted from The Pioneer Woman,
Ree Drummond's favorite brine,

orange peel, bay leaves, rosemary,
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups kosher salt,
some pepper, minced garlic, water and apple cider

add some apple cider and water,
then the spices and herbs

Boil for a few minutes

let it cool down (I threw ice cubes in it to speed it up)

pour over the turkey

make sure that the brine enters the cavity

flip halfway through.

I will brine for roughly 16 hours

I will let you know how it goes...

More later!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Your place looks like THE place to be today! Love the red Le Crueset pot. As Bill would say, "It's a work horse!"