Brined and Roasted Turkey

Brined and Roasted Turkey
Brining turkeys has become de rigueur in many American households.Vanessa Rees

Brining turkeys has become de rigueur in many American households. How does it work? Soaking the bird in a salty brine causes it to absorb some of the seasoned liquid, which breaks down the proteins and seals in flavor and moisture. Some people cook their turkey to 175° or above; we like to cook ours to a lower temperature to preserve its moisture, as the bird continues to cook once it is removed from the oven.

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