Beer and Turkey Recipe


1 pkg. (2 1/2 lb.) frozen turkey drumsticks, defrosted
1 c. barbeque sauce
1/2 c. beer
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Spiced peaches


Arrange turkey in baking dish. Mix barbeque sauce, beer, salt and pepper. Pour over drumsticks. Cover tightly and microwave on high 10 minutes.Turn drumsticks over. Cover tightly and microwave on medium for 25 minutes. Turn drumsticks again and cover. Microwave until meat feels very soft when pressed, 25-40 minutes.

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Cranberry Beer Dressing

Written by Carolyn Smagalski

 Holiday Turkey with Cranberry-Beer Dressing Recipe

Historically, brine is a solution of sea salt, to which is added sugar and aromatics.

Master chefs on large estates created these brine solutions to preserve meats for extended periods, much like villagers did with smoked meats or salted fish. Brining awakens flavors in turkey, and allows spices to penetrate the fleshy parts of the bird. As an old-fashioned Thanksgiving tradition, brining the bird in cranberry and beer is a treat that will gain a memorable place in the halls of Holiday lore.

Holiday Turkey with Cranberry-Beer Dressing