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Who sells brined turkey breasts?

sweet100s Nov 18, 2013 12:02 AM

I'm debating turkey breast vs pork roast for Thanksgiving.

Does anyone sell turkey breasts that are already brined?

  1. chispa_c Nov 19, 2013 08:53 AM

    Saw this on Dai Due today:

    Porchetta A Black Hill Ranch pork loin, cut so the belly remains attached, which is then brined, then stuffed with rosemary, fennel fronds, elephant garlic, black pepper and olive oil, then rolled and tied. Slow roast this amazing cut, then rest well and slice, making sure to save the delicious perfumed drippings for cooking potatoes or greens.
    Click to order

    $24/lb. 2-4 lb roasts.

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    1. re: chispa_c
      sweet100s Nov 23, 2013 01:31 PM


      Thanks so much. I ordered the last one earlier this week, then braved the elements to pick it up today from Dai Due at the very cold and wet downtown Farmer's Market.

      Looks beautiful, is vacupacked, should be yummy.

    2. thymetobake Nov 18, 2013 05:27 PM

      HEB will brine turkeys. I saw it on their website. You might want to check if it is location specific or if you can even find non-brined / injected breasts.

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      1. re: thymetobake
        sqwertz Nov 18, 2013 10:11 PM

        This seems awfully unusual that a grocer would offer that "service", especially from a safety perspective. Most (all?) of the turkeys they sell are already brined (injected) with something anyway.

        1. re: sqwertz
          thymetobake Nov 19, 2013 03:30 AM

          Check out their website. I'm not lying.


          **Brined Turkey
          Pressed for time? We brine! Brining a turkey helps make it moist and flavorful, especially for frying. H-E-B Old Fashioned Brined Fresh Turkey is available for order at our Meat Market counter**

          Maybe they do inject? But it sounds like they are brining to order. I was surprised too.

          Disclaimer: I do not work for HEB.

          1. re: thymetobake
            thymetobake Nov 19, 2013 03:42 AM


            1. re: thymetobake
              sqwertz Nov 19, 2013 12:01 PM

              They're either buying these co-branded with their name on them or preparing/packaging them at their central meat facility in San Antonio - where they do a lot of that stuff to other meats.

              By "old fashioned" I assume they're actually brining them rather than injecting them. Or at least that's what they'd like us to believe. I'm going there soon so I'll see if they have any in the cases or ask about them.

        2. s
          sqwertz Nov 18, 2013 01:21 AM

          Most turkey breasts not sold in styrofoam trays are already brined (or rather, injected).

          I cooked a small Honeysuckle White turkey roast last week that I was fairly impressed with. This was only 2-3lbs but they come in weights up to 7lbs and have a just white, or white+dark meat option. Perfect for people who don't want to fuss with a whole turkey or insist on stuffing in the bird (I insist on stuffing a bird).



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