Brining and Cooking Your Pasture Raised Turkey

What's the difference between cooking a conventional vs. pasture-raised turkey? Thanks to Mommypotamous for this explanation and recipe! "Most store bought turkeys are injected with vegetable oil, water, salt, emulsifiers, sodium phosphate, and artificial flavorings. Pasture raised free range turkey, on the other hand, has not been basted or injected. You may want to consider preparing your turkey in a brine like most chefs. Brine is a saltwater and seasoning solution that allows moisture to penetrate the meat. Even a slightly overcooked turkey will be moist and juicy when prepared in brine. Brine also expedites cooking time, since water is a better...

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Ribeye Steak Pasta Puttanesca

We found this recipe on Jo Cooks. "This Ribeye Steak Pasta Puttanesca is perfect for the meat eater in your life and simple enough for a fabulous weeknight meal. A classic and simple pasta dish with cherry tomatoes, olives and capers and a perfectly pan fried ribeye steak." Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients Steak 1 1/2 lb ribeye steak 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tbsp butter unsalted 1 tbsp olive oil Pasta 12 oz pasta (I used rigatoni) 1 tbsp butter unsalted 4 cloves garlic minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes (about 1 lb) 1/2 cup Kalamata olives pitted 2 tbsp capers drained 1/2 tsp salt or to taste 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste 1 cup reserved pasta water 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped Directions Cook...

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Baked Mediterranean Halibut

We found this recipe on The Mediterranean Dish. Make this easy halibut recipe with green beans and cherry tomatoes in 30 minutes or less! It bakes in a flavorful Mediterranean-style sauce with olive oil, lemon juice, dill weed and lots of garlic. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutesServings: 4 Ingredients Sauce Zest of 2 lemons Juice of 2 lemons 1 cup olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp freshly minced garlic 2 tsp dill weed 1 tsp seasoned salt, more for later 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 to 3/4 tsp ground coriander Fish 1 lb fresh French beans...

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Classic Ceviche

We found this recipe on Simply Recipes. "Classic ceviche (or seviche) recipe. How to make ceviche using the traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish - cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Serve this delicious ceviche wrapped in corn tortillas or with chips." Prep Time: 15 minutesMarinating Time: 3 hoursTotal Time: 3 hours 15 minutesServings: 4-8 Ingredients 2 lbs of firm, fresh red snapper fillets (or other firm-fleshed fish), cut into 1/2 inch pieces, completely deboned 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 red onion, finely...

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