Sunday, November 23, 2014

My Favorite Turkey Recipe

I love to cook! If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know this. ;-) I even for a brief time had a cooking channel on Youtube called HBCooks. (I have since deactivated.)

As a cook I always wanted to try cooking a turkey. Everyone always talks about how difficult they are so, I thought it would be a good challenge. A few years ago for Christmas I got my chance. I scoured the Internet looking at dozens of recipes until I found one that I liked. The one I picked was from Alton Brown. He has always been one of my favorite chefs and I have tried several of his recipes before. I knew it would be a good one. 

The thing that really intrigued me was that this particular turkey recipe was that it called for the turkey to be brined. Brining is kind of like a marinade except it is salt based, which locks in the moisture.One of the biggest complaints I had heard about cooking turkey was that they would dry out. This recipe seemed to resolve that issue. 

My turkey turned out SO yummy and juicy! Not dry at all! I have since used this recipe a few more times. Every time it turns out perfect. It’s much easier than I thought too. Yes, it does take some planning and effort before cooking but once it’s in the oven you’re all good.

Here is the link to the recipe on the Food Network site.

Have you ever cooked a turkey? How did it turn out?
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