Are you a Ham, Turkey, or both kind of family? We do Turkey for Thanksgiving and Ham for Christmas. So I need good recipes filled with flavors for both. Let's start with the Ham. I never made this growing up, but for my hubby HAM IS A MUST! So I had to learn and create my own twist on this classic. This glaze makes for an AMAZING ham.
Spiced Ham Glaze
Whether you roast, smoke, or fry, brining makes for a juicy bird! Yes, you can inject, but there is something about that turkey sitting in a bath of flavor overnight while all those flavors that permeate that meat. So if you have never brined, seriously consider it. We brine ours over night and then I make frozen herb butter that goes under the skin and all over the outside of our bird with all that salt and pepper! We fill the cavity with onions, heads of garlic, celery, lemon halves, and fresh poultry seasoning and we roast that baby.
Savory Turkey Brine
To make the my herb butter for under the skin, just bring 2 sticks of good grass fed butter to room temperature and mix with 1 drop Thyme Vitality, 1 drop Sage Vitality, 1 drop Rosemary Vitality, and 2 drops Lemon Vitality. roll into a tube with food storage wrap around it and freeze over night. Slice and push under skin and slather on top as well. Salt & pepper generously after buttering the skin for a crispy amazing bird.
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