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dill brine for turkey

SIMIHOUND Dec 18, 2010 12:31 PM

I was thinking that a dill brine would be good for turkey but I have no idea how I might make it. Does anyone have any ideas? I can't find anything similar anywhere. I am not thinking a pickle brine but something along the lines of dill, oil, and other spices which I can't figure out.

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  1. scoopG RE: SIMIHOUND Dec 18, 2010 01:35 PM

    Not really sure what dill is going to do for you in a brine for turkey. Also, in a wet brine I don't see any need for oil. Here's a brine recipe you can play with:


    1. alanbarnes RE: SIMIHOUND Dec 18, 2010 10:58 PM

      Try steeping the dill in vodka, then putting the dill-infused vodka into your brine. The essential oils in dill mix poorly with water, but better with alcohol. Since alcohol mixes well with water, it should do a reasonably good job of gettintg the dill flavor into the bird.

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