Brining a "Already salted Turkey"

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by beerthirty, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. I went looking for a turkey last night after work and the only one I could find already had been injected with a salt solution. Wanting to try a turkey to get ready for Thanksgiving, I went ahead and bought a 13lb. turkey and started thawing it last night. My plans are to brine it however I don't know if I should cut down on the amount of salt...or just marinade for flavor w/o salt or what. Any suggestions?
    By the way I really appreciate all the threads. I'm learning alot. Really enjoy everyone sharing recipes.
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could always soak it for 8 hours or so with a few changes of water before brining and that would pull out the salt and other solution they injected it with and then it would fully take up your own brine.
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Try this brine:
    Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine By Tip Piper of Hillbilly Vittles
    1 ½ Gal Water
    ½ C Salt - Kosher
    ½ C Dark Brown Sugar
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Onion Powder
    2 tsp Cajun Spice (Louisiana Cajun Seasoning)
    2 tsp Celery Seed

    Slaughterhouse Poultry Injection
    ½ Pkg Good Seasons Italian Dressing
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Celery Seed
    2 TBS melted Butter (non salted)
    2 C Apple Cider

    Slaughterhouse Spritz (Good fer everthin!)
    8 oz Apple Cider
    6 oz Water
    4 oz Whiskey
    2 oz Cider Vinegar
    You can also soak that bird an get some a the solution out, but I've done em with this brine an had excellent luck. It's lower in salt then many.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the recipe Trav...[​IMG]
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya'll more then welcome.
  6. Thanks for the idea. Hadn't thought of that.
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You know Tip I'm glad you posted those recipes, I'm tossing some leg quarters on tomorrow while I do a brisket and injected 2 with a chipotle brine and was wondering what to do with the other 4, now I know, gonna give your injection a try, no doubt it will be great.

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