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Emeril's Cajun Fried Turkey

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alisa" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 6:31 PM
Subject: A recipe for marinated fried turkey from Emeril

> I am trying to find the recipe for the marinated deep fried turkey that
> Emeril did on a Good Morning America show a few years ago.  I hope you can
> help - this was really delicious!
> Thank you so much
> Alisa 

Hello Alisa,

It's here, with pictures & instructions:



Brining a Turkey

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 6:05 AM
Subject: Brining a Turkey

> Phaedrus -
> I am embarking in a monumental undertaking this Thursday, cooking my first
Turkey. I have heard of a technique called brining but dont know if a
thawed, formerly frozen Butterball turkey, is the right turkey for this
technique. All I need is for my turkey to turn out like a salt lick! Could
you tell me the most successful method for brining a turkey?? Thank You in
> Jeff

Hello Jeff,

Well, brining a butterball turkey is a waste of time & effort. The reason is because the purpose of brining is just to increase the bird's moisture content. A butterball or other self-basting turkey has already been injected with water and oils for the same purpose. You won't improve it any by brining, even with a spicy brining, because it won't absorb any more moisture. Brining is best done with a fresh, non-self-basting turkey. A fresh turkey will absorb the brine and spices, which will make it juicy and tasty.

Butterball has a site with tips for cooking their turkeys here:


This site tells how to brine and gives a recipe and tips for cooking a great turkey:

Roasting a Turkey


Slow Cook a Turkey Overnight?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clyde"
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 10:25 AM
Subject: Slow cooked turkey

> Dear Uncle,
> Someone told me about  cooking a turkey overnight at 200 degrees. Have you
> ever heard of this? I need to leave the house at 8 AM so an overnight
> receipt would be great. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.
> Grandpa Clyde

Hi Grandpa Clyde,

There are a few recipes floating around for this, but I don't pass them on. It's dangerous. Turkey, like chicken, is one of the high-risk foods for salmonella food poisoning, and a 200 degree oven isn't hot enough to kill the little microbes that are responsible. Never roast a turkey at less than 325 F.


Pumpkin Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julie" 
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 9:03 PM
Subject: Pumpkin Pie Recipes with Molasses and Brown sugar


Hi Julie,

See below.


 Old  Fashion  Pumpkin  Pie

 Ingredients : 
 3 c. cooked, mashed pumpkin
 1 c. brown sugar
 1 c. white sugar
 4 eggs
 2 c. light cream
 2 tbsp. molasses
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
 2 unbaked crusts

 Preparation : 
   Combine pumpkin with sugars, molasses, salt and spice; mix well. 
 Add eggs.  Blend well.  Add cream, mix well.  Pour into 2 (10 inch)
 crusts.  Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes or until knife comes out
 Old  Fashioned  Spiced  Pumpkin  Pie

 Ingredients : 
 3 c. mashed pumpkin
 1 c. brown sugar
 2 tbsp. molasses
 1 tsp. salt
 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
 3 tsp. ginger
 3 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. mace
 1/2 tsp. cloves
 4 eggs
 2 c. heavy or light cream
 2 unbaked pie shells

 Preparation : 
    Combine pumpkin with brown sugar, white sugar and molasses, salt
 and spices. When well mixed, add eggs and blend well, add cream and
 mix well.  Pour into unbaked pie shells.  Bake in 450 degree oven
 for the first 10 minutes, then 350 degrees for another 30 minutes or
 until a knife comes out clean.
 Gran's  Pumpkin  Pie

 Ingredients : 
 1 c. pumpkin
 1 c. brown sugar
 1/2 c. granulated sugar
 1/2 c. molasses
 2 eggs, separated 2 tbsp. flour
 2 c. milk, heated until skin forms on
    top, then cool to lukewarm before
    adding to rest of mixture.

 Preparation : 
   Mix:  Beat egg whites until firm, then fold into mixture.  Put 1
 tablespoon brown butter across top of each pie and sprinkle with
 cinnamon.  2 pies.  Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.  Then 300
 degrees until firm.  
 Pumpkin  Pie

 Ingredients : 
 2 1/2 lb. can pumpkin
 2/3 c. brown sugar
 2/3 c. white sugar
 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. ginger
 3 tbsp. dark molasses
 1 tsp. salt
 4 eggs, slightly beaten
 4 tbsp. melted butter
 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 c. milk
 (1 lg. can evaporated milk and enough water to =)

 Preparation : 
    Mix first eight ingredients; add melted butter and milk last. 
 Pour into unbaked shells (3 - 9 inch).  Bake at 375 degrees for 15
 minutes; then 35 minute at 325 degrees.  Test with knife. 

Cranberry Relish

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michelle" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 8:18 PM
Subject: Cranberry relish

> Hello,
> I had a recipe for fresh cranberry relish, but lost it.  It is unusual
> because it does not use whole oranges, but instead I remember it had 2
> apples and 2 peeled oranges, along with cranberries, sugar, and spices
> like cinnamon/cloves/nutmeg.  Everything was chopped very fine and mixed
> together.  I also remember sometimes using mandarin oranges or nuts in 
> it as well.  I've looked online but haven't seen anything similar.  
> Michelle

Hello Michelle,

I could not find an exact match, but see below.


Cranberry  Apple  Relish

 Ingredients :
 4 c. cranberries, washed
 2 apples, pared and cored
 2 oranges, peeled and seeded
 2 1/2 c. sugar
 1 tsp. cinnamon

 Preparation :
    Put cranberries, oranges and apples through food chopper, add
 sugar and cinnamon and blend together.  Chill for several hours,
 will keep in refrigerator for several weeks.  This makes 1 1/2
 quarts of relish.
 Cranberry  Relish

 Ingredients :
 4 c. cranberries
 2 apples (more to stretch)
 2 oranges
 1 lemon
 2 1/2 c. sugar
 Nuts, if desired

 Preparation :
   Wash cranberries.  Core apples and quarter.  Cut off ends, core
 and de-seed oranges and lemon.  Grind or put in food processor.  Use
  Orange  Cranberry  Relish

 Ingredients :
 2 lg. oranges
 4 c. cranberries
 2 c. sugar (or 1 1/2 c. honey)
 2 apples
 1 c. nuts, chopped

 Preparation :
   Peel oranges and remove seeds.  Wash cranberries.  Cut and core
 apples.  Grind fruit and berries.  Mix all ingredients.  Cover and


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