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So I'm doing Thanksgiving this year, which I'm really really excited about. It's just my family and my grandparents, so there will only be six of us, but still, I'm excited. And I think I'm going to BRINE the turkey. Has anyone done this before? BRINED a turkey? Brone, has anyone ever brone a turkey?

Man am I excited. I need to make room in my freezer.

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manningkrull
Nov. 19th, 2002 11:12 am (UTC)
No, but I've jabroni'd a turkey.
petit_chou
Nov. 19th, 2002 11:46 am (UTC)
Never brone one myself, but Alton recommends it. Read this (and click on any one of the little pictures to go to his recipe, which gives more info about how to brine). Martha has a recipe, but I don't know if you want a bourbon-y bird.

Good luck, dude, that's totally exciting. I'm helping Zach's mom out with dinner, but I'll probably just be doing the stuffing, potatoes, salad, and rolls.
littlewashu
Nov. 19th, 2002 11:59 am (UTC)
I found a recipe on epicurious.com which I will probably use, but thank you for the linkies! Everytime I hang out with Michelle, "Good Eats" invariably comes up in conversation, but I NEVER remember to watch that damn show. I've only seen the tea one and the ground beef one and maybe the potato one. Also every time, Michelle says something like "you can go the FoodTV website, they have all the recipes on there" and I always forget that TOO but now maybe I will remember.
petit_chou
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:04 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, that looks delicious. Do you have a good supplier of bay leaves? I used to work with a woman who had a tree (bush?) in her yard and she'd bring me cuttings. My dad was never so elated.

I've actually never Alton Brown's show (what with not having television reception and all), but I dig his website. It's really fun. I also read the cooking community here on LJ, so I get clued in on cool things. There's a lot of crap to wade through, too, but...that's LJ, right?

I'm secretly going to practice my stuffing today. I can't have my stuffing coming out wrong when I'm cooking for eight. MAN.
littlewashu
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:12 pm (UTC)
My mom always uses roasted chestnuts in her stuffing -- I don't like them, they are too many and I don't really like crunchy things in my food when I'm not expecting crunchy things -- but everyone else thinks it's the bizzomb. FYI.

Man, and it's weird that I have eight people over to dinner ALL THE TIME. Like, last week I made soup for fourteen people, and that WAS a lot, but still . . . the audience is going to be on the small side for me! Not the importance, though. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER.
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counterfeitfake
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:26 pm (UTC)
Mmm... Michelle's so great.
counterfeitfake
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you want a bourbon-y bird

HA! Of course she does!
littlewashu
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:21 pm (UTC)
I know, right?

And the suggestion reminded me of bourbon balls, which I have made in the past and are SO GOOD. I know my grandma will love them.

That's right, I said it. My grandma will love my bourbon balls.
the_role_model
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:22 pm (UTC)
Um.

counterfeitfake
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:27 pm (UTC)
So will I, Washu, so will I.
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petit_chou
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I don't know WHAT you're talking about, Mr. Fjellanger.
the_role_model
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:19 pm (UTC)
Are you KIDDING? It's all about the DRUNKEN TURKEY!
counterfeitfake
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:28 pm (UTC)
What's all this brine business about?
littlewashu
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:37 pm (UTC)
Holy dear Jesus god, there are like eight thousand different links in the comments by now. Click them, you lazy ass.

Okay fine, short version: you soak the turkey in brine (which is salty water, but you knew that) for 6-8 hours which changes the cellular structure of the meat and supposedly helps with the seasoning, and with the mosture-keeping. Then you cook the turkey.
counterfeitfake
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:53 pm (UTC)
You are so good to me.
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