Though I love sharing new recipes, I’ll have to admit this is one we’ve done many many times. Not just for Thanksgiving, but really any time Dane decides he wants to smoke a bird on his Big Green Egg.
We usually then use the meat in many dishes that week. Last week we smoked a small Turkey, and used it in Turkey sliders and a Turkey Tetrazzini recipe that were so good.
There’s no question that Thanksgiving will look different to many of us this year. But with smaller gatherings, or even just to pull out all the stops to help us forget the hell of 2020 for one night, why not serve a smoked Turkey for Thanksgiving this year? Although this brine is great for roasted turkeys too!
Thanksgiving with my family will be severely paired down. We’re going from all of my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, to just my parents, and my sister and brother-in-law. It’ll be much more of an intimate setting.
And while I’m not hosting, I think it would be fun to make a fun craft to place on top of each place setting. Something festive and light hearted. I’ll ponder on that, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the brine Dane and I use for our turkeys.
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!