Oaxacan cuisine abounds with chilies, chocolate and many other wonderful flavors. This beer brine recipe takes advantage of a Brown Ale’s melanoidin-rich malt bill to enhance the flavors from this Mexican region culinary treasure. This beer brine will season the bird from the inside out, layering it with chilies, onions, citrus and a wonderful malt elegance, creating a very special centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table. This beer brine can be used with other poultry, such as chickens, Cornish game hens, guinea fowl and others.
Makes: 10 quarts, enough for one 16–26 pound turkey, 4 chickens or 10 Cornish game hens
This beer brined turkey was designed to go with the following recipes:
- Walnut Brown Ale Sauce
- Chorizo Pumpkin Seed Stuffing Filled Pasilla Peppers
- Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa
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Have turkey bones? Make the best Turkey Stock with this recipe.