Thursday, November 03, 2011

News You Can Use: The Beauty of Turkey Brine

The Pioneer Woman gives the secret for her favorite turkey brine and warns that it should only be used on a fresh, not a frozen, turkey. An excerpt:

I brine a turkey every year because it’s the right thing to do. Brining involves soaking a turkey in a very salty solution for a certain length of time, long enough for the salt to infiltrate the turkey and actually alter the molecular structure of the meat. It doesn’t turn it into a salty mess, either. It just results in a juicy, fantastic turkey. If you’ve never brined a turkey, you’ll just have to trust me on this.

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