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Offline English Natsie

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #225: November 22, 2021, 11:26:53 AM »
On Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Give those turkeys a reprieve... ;)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #226: November 22, 2021, 11:30:42 AM »
On Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Give those turkeys a reprieve... ;)

We never eat turkey at Christmas. For Thanksgiving I'm cooking Cornish game hens instead. I first tried that for Thanksgiving two years ago (different recipe than the one linked here; I grilled them on wood planks that year) and we liked each person having an individual bird, no need to carve the bird (and take up excess space on the counter), etc. It will be a little weird this year having white wine instead of red, but so what.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #227: November 22, 2021, 11:54:02 AM »
anyone ever try a dry brine for their turkey? Essentially rubbing kosher salt underneath the skin?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #228: November 22, 2021, 01:31:44 PM »
On Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Give those turkeys a reprieve... ;)
No way. At least not on Thanksgiving or as some of us like to call it: Turkey Day. Biden will issue pardons for a couple of them and the rest are fair game.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #229: November 22, 2021, 04:39:40 PM »
Yeah, and patted it down and basted it with sherry.  It was good but I think I'd stick some butter under the skin next time
anyone ever try a dry brine for their turkey? Essentially rubbing kosher salt underneath the skin?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #230: November 22, 2021, 04:54:55 PM »
Yeah, and patted it down and basted it with sherry.  It was good but I think I'd stick some butter under the skin next time

the video I just watched said to salt the outside (not under the skin) it about 24 hours before cooking and leave it in the fridge uncovered. Then, before cooking, coat the outside with butter. I'm going to give it a try. I usually do a wet brine and it's a royal PITA


Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #231: November 22, 2021, 10:09:30 PM »
There is zero chance that I’ll put a raw turkey in the fridge uncovered

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #232: November 22, 2021, 10:24:57 PM »
There is zero chance that I’ll put a raw turkey in the fridge uncovered

We have an extra fridge that’s mostly for beer. So I’ll use that

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #233: November 23, 2021, 06:00:14 AM »
Smart move as the beer will be needed elsewhere
We have an extra fridge that’s mostly for beer. So I’ll use that

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #234: November 23, 2021, 08:02:57 AM »
Smart move as the beer will be needed elsewhere


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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #235: November 23, 2021, 08:11:33 AM »
We have an extra fridge that’s mostly for beer. So I’ll use that

Make sure it’s below 38f and you should be fine.