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#1 Splatoid


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:25 PM

I've been using this brine for a few years. I have never had a more tender turkey. The white meat is as moist as the dark meat.REALLY!
I use a gallon bucket with the plastic turkey bags they sell in the store to cook them in. I don't like to do them in the bucket cause it is probably not healthy.
I mix the brine in warm water and put the frozen turkey in ans seal the top and store it in the extra fridge I have for a week. It doesn't have to be a week but I do that.
Three days would be plenty. Then I drain the brine out and rinse the turkey and put it back in the bag to cook it. It's a little salty if you brine it all week but we like that.
Also save all the drippings from this turkey the gravy is so good.
2 gallons water 
1 1/2 cups canning or kosher salt 
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon ground black pepper 
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 
1/3 cup brown sugar
Use a turkey roasting bag

Edited by Splatoid, 14 September 2019 - 10:31 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:34 PM

Turkey Pot Pie

2 tablespoons butter 
1 onion, chopped 
2 stalks celery, chopped 
3 carrots, chopped 
4 tablespoons flour 
4 cups chicken or turkey stock 
2 potatoes, peeled and diced 
2 cups shredded turkey 
2 tablespoons chopped parsley 
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 
1 prepared pie crust 
1 egg, lightly beaten 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Melt butter in saucepan and cook chopped onion until tender. Stir in celery and carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes and simmer until tender. Stir in turkey, parsley and peas. Pour mixture into casserole. Top with pie crust and brush with egg. Bake for 30 minutes until crust is golden. 
I put this here because it is very good with the leftovers from above recipe. And if you add the drippings from the brined turkey ion with some water or broth it is the best pot pie.
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Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:06 AM

Yumm! sounds good! :)

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