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Unread 11-20-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default low sodium turkey

my dad is on dialysis and cant have a whole lot of salt. I usually brine my birds to make sure they come out nice and juicy. does anyone know a low salt way to get the same results?
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Don't brine it.

After many years of doing various things to make a Turkey moist and juicy.....putting
a flavored butter mix under the skin, using a brine, marinating it, bacon & sausage on
top while it cooks, etc.

They all added flavor; but none were necessary. The past couple of years I have just
sprayed the Turkey with Olive Oil, sprinkled on some seasoning, and cooked it in the
oven at 350° until it hits 165° in the center of the breast. It comes out moist &
tasty. It is best to do this with a smaller Turkey; if you use a huge one it may be a
little drier.

In my opinion; the #1 reason for a dry Turkey is from overcooking it.
The #2 reason is not letting the Turkey rest long enough before cutting it apart.
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I agree that overcooking will dry a turkey out. I still brine however :)

You can try injecting with a low sodium injection, maybe based on low sodium stock made from the neck and other stuff that comes in the bag in the cavity.
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