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Regular Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-20-2010

How are you cooking your turkey this year? Do you brine it? What do you brine it in?

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎02-27-2012

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

Brine overnight, then smoke it.

 

Haven't cooked in the oven since we got a smoker.  Best turkey ever!

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎09-01-2010

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

We prefer to keep it simple, just sprayed with oil, salt and peppered and roasted in the oven.   

Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

In the oven, open roaster on a rack.

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Re: How to do cook your turkey?

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No , I don't.  I rub olive oil on the bird , stuff with fresh rosemary carrots, celery, onion pieces . Then rub the bird with  finely minced garlic , salt, pepper  or Montreal seasoning salt mix.

 

can make for a juicy turkey but it changes the texture of the meat

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎05-01-2010

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

Just throw it in the oven.

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-27-2010

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

Vegan turkey roast (this year from Trader Joe's -- they just came in and I bought two) with all the fixins....place in a pan with baby dutch potatoes, onions, and carrots,...roast.   Serve with stuffing, gravy, home made cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes w/roasted mini marshmallows topping, salad, ....end with home made pumpkin pies  with SOS salted caramel ice cream on top.  All vegan, all delicious!

Regular Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-15-2010

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

I do brine it--water, sea salt, rosemary, another spice or two I cannot think of at the moment.  Then roast it in the oven.  I do need to get up the nerve to smoke it, but I'm afraid I'll mess it up.

 

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Re: How to do cook your turkey?

We cook our on the grill (even in cold Michigan weather) or the smoker.

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Registered: ‎02-21-2012

Re: How to do cook your turkey?

I put stuffing inside, lightly oil outside and lightly sprinkle pepper and paprika on the outside and into a roasting bag it goes.  It stays moist and really tasty.  Stuffing that doesn't fit inside goes into a baking dish and into the oven.