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Brining Basics: Tips That Go Beyond Turkey

Sue Veed 3 comments

Brining is not limited to bone-in birds: It's a great way to get more seasoning and moisture into many lean meats (brisket, pork chops, and fresh ham among them) and even some seafood. Here are some tips on how to brine different kinds of meats. More

Cook the Book: Ad Hoc's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 16 comments

"The equation makes perfect sense: a great brine, a dip in buttermilk, and an intensely flavored coating." [Photograph: Caroline Russock] A few months back I read Lucy Baker's review of Ad Hoc's Fried Chicken Mix and basically ran out the... More

Apple-Brined and Smoked Turkey

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 14 comments

Note: Each week Joshua Bousel of The Meatwave drops by with a recipe. Fire it up, Joshua! [Photograph: Joshua Bousel ] Thanksgiving is my time for turkey experimentation, from roasting to smoking to frying, I've done it all with the... More

The Food Lab: Turkey Brining Basics

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 77 comments

We've all experienced dry turkey. The kind that's just bad enough, you wonder why the pilgrims didn't eat prime rib during that first fall. The solution? Brining. And here's why. More

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