So yeah, I have a fresh, organic, grass-fed chicken brining in this turkey brine recipe, sort of. Because Hotter and I are fans of Charlie, mostly. Neither of us have strong feelings one way or the other about Ted Nugent:
Figure One: Used without Charlie's permission or blessing, but clicking it'll get you to the source. Just in case any of you were all "hey, cool new graphic that you made up." Ha, no no. Although I could've if I'd wanted to. So there.
I mean, that is to say, I followed Charlie's recipe as closely as I ever follow ANY recipe. Which is to say, I used it as an inspirational jumping-off point into a bottomless pit of ADD-fueled madness in the kitchen. Don't try this at home. Or maybe do; I'll let you know after we roast the thing.
So I didn't have candied ginger but I did have GROUND ginger and an eff-ton of organic brown sugar fused into a baggie-shaped brick, and no allspice berries but a nice ancho poblano chile looking lonely, and excellent rainbow peppercorns, and hey lookie half a lemon and some fig jam and--
We may or may not have made some turducken-your mama hybrid jokes involving a baked ham and the poultry cavity (no, not the royal we; Hotter handled the carcass because he's better at it and my hands are not working so well today). We're not super-mature here. And what are YOU up to?