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Brine

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Cider-Brined Turkey

Ingredients
  • 4 cups Wood's Cider Mill Boiled Cider
  • 4 cups hard cider
  • 8 cups fresh apple cider
  • 2 cups coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 gallon ice water
  • 1 whole (10-to-12-pound) turkey, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 rib celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 3 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken stock or broth, for basting
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Turkey Brine

Ingredients
  • 7 quarts (28 cups) water
  • 1 1/2 cups coarse salt
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried juniper berries
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black or brown mustard seeds
  • 1 fresh whole turkey (18 to 20 pounds), patted dry, neck and giblets reserved for stock, liver reserved for stuffing
  • 1 bottle dry Riesling
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
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Smoked Fish

Ingredients
  • 1 side skin-on arctic char (1 1/4 pounds)
  • Wood trimmings or apple wood chips (1 cup for trout fillets or 2 cups for whole trout or char)
  • 1 whole trout (1 1/4 pounds), backbone and pin bones removed
  • 2 skin-on trout fillets (8 ounces each), boned
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup muscovado sugar or packed dark-brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil, for grill basket
  • Coarse salt
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Cerignola Olives with Hot Pepper and Rosemary Oil

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Brine-Cured Pork Kabobs with Jalapenos and Pineapple

Ingredients
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 3/4 pounds pork loin, cut into 1 1/2 -inch cubes
  • 16 medium jalapenos, or other hot peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • Spicy Molasses Glaze
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
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Grilled Brined Pork Loin

Time:7 hours 15 mins
Other Ideas:
Main course, Pork loin, Thyme
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Honey Brine

Other Ideas:
Brines, Honey, Whole chicken
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"Beer Can" Turkey Breast with BBQ Gravy

Ingredients
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup kosher salt, plus more for seasoning the turkey
  • One 7-pound turkey breast, skin on, rib bones and backbone intact
  • 2 cups chopped onions (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 10 sprigs fresh oregano, tied into a bundle with kitchen twine
  • 3 teaspoons Emeril's Rib Rub spice blend
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups canned chopped tomatoes, with their juice
  • Emerilware Cast Iron Vertical Poultry Roaster
  • 1 1/4 cups beer (one 12-ounce bottle)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chicken broth, as needed
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
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Spice-Cured Turkey

Ingredients
  • 4 cups coarse salt
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 leeks, cut into 1-inch pieces and cleaned of all sand
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 (18-20 pound) organic turkey
  • 1 recipe Apple-Chestnut Stuffing
  • 1 recipe Spice Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock
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Roast Turkey

Ingredients
  • 7 quarts water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 fresh whole turkey (18 to 20 pounds), rinsed and patted dry (giblets and neck removed and reserved for another use)
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, 1 stick melted, the other room temperature
  • Chestnut Stuffing
  • White-Wine Gravy
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