We're heading into Thanksgiving turkey season, and perhaps you're already researching how to cook that big, intimidating piece of poultry. There are questions that immediately emerge: How much turkey should I buy? What's the best way to cook it? Should I brine the bird?
Brining will help you cook the most succulent turkey you've ever had, and the smartest, easiest way to do it is with a dry brine. Even if you're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time and are a bit nervous about cooking your inaugural turkey, here's how to dry-brine your turkey like a pro and turn out an impeccably juicy, delicious bird.