Hey Bird Brine

It is the day before the day I cook the most meat I have ever cooked in one day.

A ten pound meleagris gallopavo, aka the domesticated turkey. I valued customer and friend from the farmers market gave me her time tested recipe.

turkey_recipeShe is a vegitarian.She has not tasted this recipe for a decade but it stil melts family hearts. I trust her.

But first the brine phase begins, ensuring a bird as moist and rich as Bill Gates in a bath house.

For my Brine:

  • Lemon
  • Coarse salt rub
  • Peppercorn
  • Green onion
  • Pickle Juice, So much pickle juice.

This bird was to buxom to brine in one bout.

turkey_brinetopHere is the top last night.

turkey_brinebottomFlipped it this morning.

Pickle juice, liquid gold, umami bomb, flavor fury, and holyer than wine.

pickle_juice

I do solemnly vow to respect the bird.

Julia_turkey

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
– Julia Child

Happy T Day Ya’ll

 

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