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Cider-Brined Turkey

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This delicious cider-brined turkey recipe from Emeril is sure to be a Thanksgiving hit. Try it with his Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Mustard Greens.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November 2009
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  • Shajaira27
    24 NOV, 2015
    I wish I would've read all of these comments before deciding to purchase the ingredients for this brine. I couldn't find boiled cider either, and have to time to order it online (wouldn't make it here before Thanksgiving), so I decided to make my own boiled cider. It is an insane waste of time, but my home smells delicious and it's really simply (just takes FIVE hours).
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  • Joyceluvs2cook
    8 DEC, 2011
    This was the first time my family LOVED my turkey! It turned out somewhere past unbelievable! I made my own boiled apple cider, and couldn't get any hard cider here out west so I used regular apple juice. I just ordered a hard cider kit from Mr. Beer and will make my own for the next turkey I do! My husband told me that it only took me 38 years (our time together) to finally learn how to make a delicious bird! Thanks Martha & Emeril.
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  • rrfshn
    16 DEC, 2009
    King Arthur Flour sells boiled cider on their website. one pint - $10.95.
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  • MrsEscue
    26 NOV, 2009
    i couldnt find boiled cider or hard cider either, ANYWHERE. i used apple juice in place, ive used emerils brines every year for thanksgiving
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  • works2hrd
    25 NOV, 2009
    I can't find boiled cider anywhere. Would apple juice be an acceptable substitute? Or should I just adjust the ratio of hard cider to apple cider to get the correct volume?
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  • bperrell3
    23 NOV, 2009
    can I deep fry my turkey after using this brine recipe?
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  • CarolTaylor
    23 NOV, 2009
    What is the approx. cook time per lb.?
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  • ebonyrose
    23 NOV, 2009
    How much sodium per serving? My husband is on a restricted sodium, very-low sodium diet.
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  • petitemlleavery
    23 NOV, 2009
    Do I double this recipe for a 20 lb turkey??? Help! Thanks.
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  • julieeliz
    23 NOV, 2009
    What is boiled cider and hard cider? Any substitutions?
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