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Offline okeechobeefishing

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Chicken brine??
« on: April 30, 2010, 02:14:54 PM »
Read a recipe for a chicken brine it called for pickling spice went to  the store to get it and they don't have it and never heard of it . I live in a small town is there a pickling spice that you can buy or do you have to make your own. Thanks jerry

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Re: Chicken brine??
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 02:42:47 PM »
    * 2 cinnamon sticks, broken
    * 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
    * 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
    * 1 teaspoon whole cloves
    * 1 teaspoon whole allspice
    * 1 teaspoon juniper berries
    * 1 teaspoon crumbled whole mace
    * 1 teaspoon dill seeds
    * 4 dried bay leaves
    * 1 small piece dried ginger
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Re: Chicken brine??
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 03:07:31 PM »
I like FLB's withthe addition of an orange and a lemon, both halved, squeezed and then added. If I added an onion quartered, substituted nutmeg for the mace, omitted the dill, and used fresh ginger instead of dried this is the brine I use for my Christmas turkey. Oh and no juniper berries. I can't find them  :-\

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Re: Chicken brine??
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 03:09:09 PM »
I like FLB's withthe addition of an orange and a lemon, both halved, squeezed and then added. If I added an onion quartered, substituted nutmeg for the mace, omitted the dill, and used fresh ginger instead of dried this is the brine I use for my Christmas turkey. Oh and no juniper berries. I can't find them  :-\

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Re: Chicken brine??
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 04:47:09 PM »
Found some made by mccormick. got chicken in the fridge going try smoking it tomorrow. First time chicken smoke wish me luck.  Made the brine from reciepe I found here the low salt brine. Thanks Jerry

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Re: Chicken brine??
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 02:13:34 AM »
Glad you found some. McCormick makes a good pickling spice, though expensive. Avoid the brands that just bulk it up with mustard seed. If you every place an order with Penzey's Spice, I feel they sell the best blend of pickling spice. For future reference, places that sell canning supplies generally stock pickling spices.


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Re: Chicken brine??
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 07:57:05 AM »
I have about 7 lbs of chicken breasts and I plan to use the following flavored brine recipe:

http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?21-Apple-Juice-Turkey-Brine-by-Smokehouse-Rob

BRINE

    * 1 gallon apple juice, chilled
    * 1 cup Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
    * 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    * 1/2 cup honey
    * 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
      Recipe makes 1 gallon of brine.


DIRECTIONS:

   1. Mix all ingredients in a non-reactive container until dissolved. If you are using a salt other than Diamond Crystal Kosher salt, substitute 3/4 cup Morton Kosher Salt, or 1/2 cup pickling salt, or 1/2 cup of non-iodized table salt.
   2. Rinse turkey, and pat dry with paper towels. Then immerse turkey in the cooled brine. Turkey should be completely submerged in liquid (place a plate on top of the bird if necessary to keep it covered with the liquid).
   3. Cover the pot and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.
   4. After brining, rinse the turkey and pat dry with paper towels. If you have the time, place on a rack over a rimmed baking sheet and allow to air-dry 8-12 hours in the refrigerator. This helps create crispy skin during cooking