We've got three options for making a delicious turkey this season!
How To Season A Turkey
From injecting to brining see the options that are easy and flavorful.
Injecting A Turkey
Add 1.5 Cups of chicken stock to the Basting Bowl/Pot
Add the butter and season to taste with Rub A Dub
Heat until butter just melts and remove the basting pot from the burner
Allow to cool slightly on the counter
When ready draw the solution into the injector and inject into the protein in many different locations
Inject slowly to allow the butter to cool and stay inside the meat
For lower sodium injection use – low sodium stock and unsalted butter
For Bayou injection use Bayou Dust instead of Rub a Dub
Discard leftover solution
Cook proteins immediately
Brining A Turkey
Select the perfect bird, know its weight.
Select the brine to fit your taste. Sweet, savory, garlic, Italian, etc.
Defrost the Turkey under refrigeration then remove the bird from the bag.
Remove any gift packages in the bird. Check the cavity and neck area
Rinse the bird inside and out.
Place the bird into the brine bucket
Follow the directions on the Brine package and add your brine to 2 quarts of water in a pan on the stove.
Heat on HIGH for 5 minutes to dissolve the sugar and salt.
Cool the Brine mixture, add ICE water and mix well
Add Brine bag to bucket if desired
Place the water into the bucket. BE SURE TO COVER THE BIRD WITH BRINE.
Place in the fridge, fridge not big enough? Use a cooler large enough to fit the bucket and ice around the sides and over the top.
Brine for about 45 minutes per pound. Be sure not to over brine. If you desire a stronger flavor, use a stronger brine solution for the same amount of time. Example: 1.5 bags of brine for 45 minutes per pound
Remove from the brine solution, NO NEED TO RINSE.
Proceed to cook or smoke as you normally do. See below for cooking tips.
Adding A Rub
Open package and remove any giblets
Drain liquid off turkey and pat dry
Remove and extra skin or fat that you don’t want
Rub all over with oil
Season to taste with preferred rub
Allow Turkey to sit, on a cookie sheet pan for 10-15 minutes
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