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Thanksgiving Turkey: Wet-Brining vs. Dry-Brining

Thanksgiving Turkey: Wet-Brining vs. Dry-Brining

Turkey is the star of the show for Thanksgiving day. If you cook a perfectly juicy turkey, people talk about it and remember it for years. Cooking turkey can be a challenge. Most recipes will tell you to wet-brine the turkey to add moisture and flavor. For the most part that is correct. Wet-brines are simple: a water based solution that is flavored with spices, herbs, salt and some kind of sugar or honey. Place the turkey in the brine solution and then in the refrigerator. As an end result, the turkey retains moister, flavors from the spices, and becomes more tender and juicy.