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Your best recipe for Avgolemono (greek lemon chicken soup)

Ah I see, okay that makes sense. I am not much of a fan of the consistency of that soup so I will make sure to get em nice and frothy (and properly tempered). Thanks again!

Dec 16, 2012
beckster914 in Home Cooking

Your best recipe for Avgolemono (greek lemon chicken soup)

Oh that is great, thank you! Do you think I could use my immersion blender when mixing the eggs and lemon juice? Should it get really frothy?

Dec 16, 2012
beckster914 in Home Cooking

Your best recipe for Avgolemono (greek lemon chicken soup)

I am hoping to attempt to make Avgolemono this week and am searching for a good and easy recipe. Most recipes I find are similar, but I am looking for something tried and true. I have never made a soup like this before, and have discovered it at my local Greek diner and really enjoy it. A lot of recipes call for making your own stock with raw chicken, but for time's sake on a weeknight I will be using store bought rotisserie chicken, this is non-negotiable. Thanks in advance!

Dec 16, 2012
beckster914 in Home Cooking

Brining an already salt injected frozen turkey?

I have to thank everyone for responding and I am laughing at a few. I have decided NOT to brine it per your answers and my own research. I was up for trying it but it will have to wait til next year. I don't want to ruin Thanksgiving dinner! I have decided to go with Giada's roast turkey recipe. The reviews are stellar and hopefully it will turn out well! Wish me luck & thanks again!

Nov 21, 2009
beckster914 in Home Cooking

Brining an already salt injected frozen turkey?

I was planning on using Alton Brown's turkey recipe this year which includes brining and then roasting. I moved my turkey today from the freezer to the fridge to defrost for a few days and noticed it is injected with a salt solution. I am wondering if it's still okay to brine this or will it come out too salty? I know you need to rinse the salt off after brining so not sure if this is okay. Should I use less salt or not brine at all? This is my first year trying to brine so I have no clue. The turkey was a free one from my grocery store from spending so much, so I suppose I could still buy one without the salt injection. What do you guys think?

By the way, it is a Riverside young turkey and it says it is moistness enhanced by injection w/ approximately 8% solution of: turkey broth, salt, sodium phosphates, sugar & flavoring.

HELP!!! I need to buy the brining bag, container, and spices this weekend if I am gonna do this...

Nov 20, 2009
beckster914 in Home Cooking

Easter Brunch/Dinner in Stamford, CT?

Thanks for the suggestions. We actually decided to try the Saltwater Grille in Stamford. They have a Easter brunch buffet for $25 a person. Hope it's good! Happy Easter!

Easter Brunch/Dinner in Stamford, CT?

Looking for a nice, affordable restaurant to go to on Easter Sunday for either brunch or dinner. Any suggestions? Willing to go to Greenwich or somewhere nearby. Thanks!