Posts Tagged ‘brining’

Brine that Turkey!

November 22, 2015

Do you have your turkey yet? When you get it, give yourself a couple days to brine your bird in this flavorful brining recipe.  Brining allows salt, sugar and the flavors of the brine to soak into your turkey, giving it needed moisture and seasoning.  No more dry white meat! Read more ›

Sichuan Canadian Bacon

June 25, 2012

I recently saw a tweet go by for “Sichuan Bacon.”  Hold the phone.  Click.  It was from Hank Shaw author & blogger of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, who’s site I just love to follow.  What a fabulous idea.  I had just purchased a few ounces of Sichuan peppercorns, so the tweet was clearly a sign of planetary alignment.  Last year while participating in Charcutepalooza, I honed my curing skills, particularly on bacon and ham.  Read more ›

Home Corned Beef

May 22, 2012

Growing up, corned beef was a treat in my house.  Simmered on the stovetop or braised in the oven with potatoes, carrots, and onions, I could not wait to eat that salty, preserved goodness.  I was fortunate enough to grow up on a farm where we raised our own cattle.  When we slaughtered a steer, my dad always ask our butcher to corn the briskets and a couple of chuck roasts.  Read more ›