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Fried Meat Ball! 11-20-2012 11:44 AM

What's on your Thanksgiving Day menu this year?
 
Since it's just the wife and me this year, we're scaling down. We'll still do the traditional sides, but I haven't figured out yet what the main entree will be... we're thinking about splurging on some prime rib eyes this year.

What'll be on your plate this year?

DaKCMan AP 11-20-2012 11:44 AM

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theelusiveeightrop 11-20-2012 11:44 AM

Other than vodka?

Bacon Cheeseburger 11-20-2012 11:45 AM

Turkey.

Rausch 11-20-2012 11:45 AM

Sleep.

Thank God it fell on a work day this year...

Saulbadguy 11-20-2012 11:46 AM

Squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth, with goat cheese profiteroles.

vailpass 11-20-2012 11:47 AM

Got a 28 pound organic turkey from the good people at Chiricahua Pasture Raised Meats. Good meat isn't easy to find here in AZ but if anyone that lives here is looking I recommend them. They bring a truck load of beef,poultry and eggs down to the Valley once a month.
http://www.cprmeats.com/cprmeats/Welcome.html

Putting the bird in the brine tonight. I have the turkey, the pies, and the cocktails covered. Everything else is up to my wife.

KCUnited 11-20-2012 11:48 AM

Picked up my fresh turkey from McGonigles this morning. Got it sitting in a Louisburg Apple Cider brine as I type. Plan to smoke it.

vailpass 11-20-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by KCUnited (Post 9136647)
Picked up my fresh turkey from McGonigles this morning. Got it sitting in a Louisburg Apple Cider brine as I type. Plan to smoke it.

Tell me more about this brine if you don't mind? I'm thinking of adding apple cider to my brine recipe this year.

Easy 6 11-20-2012 11:49 AM

Just Ma and me this year, so we're going to a Thanksgiving buffet.

The only drawback? no leftovers :(

Fried Meat Ball! 11-20-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 9136642)
Got a 28 pound organic turkey from the good people at Chiricahua Pasture Raised Meats. Good meat isn't easy to find here in AZ but if anyone that lives here is looking I recommend them. They bring a truck load of beef,poultry and eggs down to the Valley once a month.
http://www.cprmeats.com/cprmeats/Welcome.html

Putting the bird in the brine tonight. I have the turkey, the pies, and the cocktails covered. Everything else is up to my wife.

How are you going to cook that thing without drying it out? Wouldn't it be easier/better to cook two 14-pound birds?

Fried Meat Ball! 11-20-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Saulbadguy (Post 9136638)
Squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth, with goat cheese profiteroles.

Right. Simple, traditional. :thumb:

KCUnited 11-20-2012 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 9136650)
Tell me more about this brine if you don't mind?

2 quarts apple cider to 3 quarts water. 3 oranges, quartered. 4 oz ginger sliced thinly. 15 whole cloves. 6 Bay leaves. 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed. 3/4 cup Morton Kosher salt to 1 pound brown sugar.

EDIT: My bird is only 13.6 lbs.

vailpass 11-20-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Fire Me Boy! (Post 9136654)
How are you going to cook that thing without drying it out? Wouldn't it be easier/better to cook two 14-pound birds?


I'm counting on the brine to keep it moist. I'll use the in-oven thermometer to make sure I don't over cook.
Can you think of anything else I might want to do?

I like the idea of putting down one big damn bird on the main table. I have a couple 15 pounders for the side table.

vailpass 11-20-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by KCUnited (Post 9136661)
2 quarts apple cider to 3 quarts water. 3 oranges, quartered. 4 oz ginger sliced thinly. 15 whole cloves. 6 Bay leaves. 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed. 3/4 cup Morton Kosher salt to 1 pound brown sugar.

Sounds nice, I like the citrus approach. Does that much brown sugar leave it sweet? Do you boil the salt down in the liquids?

Saw your edit, thanks. Yeah, I double everything.


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