Question about TJ's Brined Turkey
- wench31 Nov 20, 2010 04:32 PM
I have a question about TJ's turkey. Do I need to rinse the turkey before putting it into the oven?
I made it last year and rinsed it before cooking. Not sure if you have to but I did anyway. Make sure you pat it dry after you rinse it to avoid steaming in the oven. You want the skin to get crispy. And by the way, it was the best turkey my family and I have ever had....having it again this year. Good luck!
This is the first year I'm making a TJ Kosher turkey; I guess there is salt inside it, right? I always make a paste of white pepper, paprika, salt, olive oil and smear all over the turkey -- I hope it won't come out too salty.
(In the past, I always used Butterballs and the "smear" and they were never too salty.)
(Also, Chef Marc says to dry thoroughly inside and out and use long fork with paper towels to dry in those gaps in the back bone.)