Brining the wrong turkey
December 23, 2013 7:11 PM   Subscribe

I accidentally bought a turkey that has been "deep basted with butter." Can I still brine it?

Just to be clear: it is NOT a Butterball, it has NOT been pre-brined. The only listed ingredients are turkey and butter, so this question doesn't quite hit the mark.
posted by arcticwoman to Food & Drink (5 answers total)
What's the listed sodium content (mg of sodium and serving size)?
posted by wnissen at 7:22 PM on December 23, 2013

Response by poster: 100g serving, 90mg sodium
posted by arcticwoman at 7:24 PM on December 23, 2013

Plain ol' roasted turkey has 103mg sodium per 100g (cite), so it doesn't appear as though your buttery bird has had much if any supplemental salt added. Brine away!
posted by julthumbscrew at 7:51 PM on December 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

Dry brine it. I did this for Thanksgiving and it turned out very well.
posted by Ideefixe at 8:25 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I brined it and it was the best turkey I have ever eaten.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:13 PM on February 22, 2014

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