Turkey Brine

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Turkey Brine
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Sun, 11-20-2011 - 4:35pm

TurkeyBrine

9 litres Cold Water, divided

4 cups Sugar

3 cups Salt

2 Tblsp

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Sun, 11-20-2011 - 5:06pm
That sounds really good. I have been looking for coriander seeds for a few months now & haven't been able to find them, I can only find ground coriander.


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Registered: 12-09-2003
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 2:28pm

I have never done this Suzi and maybe not for Christmas but you never know.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 7:01pm
You can use some of the ground coriander or sub with another flavour you like. Mustard seeds might be easier to find and they would work too. I sometimes just grab a substitute or leave out. It still makes the turkey (or chicken with smaller amount of brine) nice and moist and full of flavour.
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Registered: 01-31-2001
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 7:04pm
LOL with a little bit of luck you may not be the one cooking the turkey. I have not decided what will happen here. Next week I had better get organised. Looked around this morning and prices are not too bad. Might be an idea to buy now and freeze.
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Registered: 10-17-2000
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 8:59am
I haven't decided if we are brining or not this year. If we do, we usually just use whatever sounds good at the time, but always lots of salt & garlic, some sort of juice, brown sugar & pepper as the main ingredients. I have been trying to find coriander seeds to put in our pepper grinder. I have been buying little disposable grinders with a peppercorn medley, it contains multicolored peppercorns & coriander seeds. It adds such a nice flavor, but gets kind of pricey in the little container & I have a bigger grinder that I never use, so I am still looking...


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Registered: 01-31-2001
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 5:41pm
That sounds nice and I am sure would work out much better value if you can find and use your own bigger grinder. Good luck.
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