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Old 11-23-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Need advice about brining turkey BREAST

There aren't that many of us this year, so I am cooking the breast only. I got a frozen butterball whole breast. I have been reading about brining, but the butterball site says it's not for frozen ones. Does anyone have any advice comments about brining a turkey breast once it has thawed? I would love to try this to make it really moist. Thanks in advance for responses?


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Old 11-24-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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Once it's thawed, it's no longer frozen. I've had no problem or bad results brining thawed fowl. It's what I'm going to do this week, in fact. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Old 11-24-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
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I haven't read the Butterball web site, but it may be telling you there is no need to brine the turkey breast as it has already been brined for you --- It's a Butterball --- Most of their, (and other premium brands) frozen products have been brined --- Many of the "Fresh" ones have not --- Cooked perfectly it will be really moist ---
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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Buterball's frozen turkeys are already brined. Their fresh ones are not.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:56 PM   #5
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thanks for the advice

Thanks all, much appreciated!
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