Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian Friends and Family!

Here are some recipes and links to make your Thanksgiving great !

Derrick Riches from about.com has some great links on their website on the benefits of brining

Diva Q Turkey Brine

¨ 6 – 355ml cans Rock Creek Dry Cider
¨ 2 cans Apple Juice 1.2L
¨ 1 cup Kosher salt
¨ ½ cup light brown sugar
¨ 2 tbsp black peppercorns
¨ 2 tbsp all spice berries
¨ 1 gallon ice water
¨ 5 gallon bucket

Brine turkey one hour per pound of turkey. Make sure to keep it in the fridge or packed with ice. When finished brining rinse and pat dry.

If you don’t have a lot of time to make a whole bird try these Cajun turkey breasts! They are quick easy and flavorful!

Diva Q Cajun Injection

1 cup Apple Juice or Cider

2 tbsp liquid crab shrimp boil concentrate

¾ cup honey

½ cup Diva Q Cajun Rub

½ cup clarified butter

Diva Q Cajun Rub

2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
2 teaspoons granulated onion
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry thyme leaves (rubbed)
1 teaspoon oregano leaves

  • Boneless Skinless Turkey Breasts
  • Plastic Wrap
  • ½ cup Canola oil

Cover the turkey breasts in a layer of plastic wrap. Using a meat injector make multiples of injections through the plastic wrap into the turkey breasts. When you are done injecting remove the plastic wrap and rub the turkey lightly with canola oil. Sprinkle on Cajun rub. Marinate in the fridge covered for 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat grill to medium high heat approx 350F.

Grill turkey breasts – turning over after 5 minutes on each side. When the breast reads 170F internally remove the turkey breasts.  Let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl for 15 minutes before slicing.

My all time favorite go to recipe for roasted turkey is from Alton Brown!

We get all our turkey from Hovey’s Gourmet meats here in Barrie. They have provided us with awesome free range fresh turkeys year after year!! They are really fresh !!

Plus don’t forget abut the sides !  For these I turn to my favorite Southern lady and the Queen of all things buttah!! Paula Deen ! She has loads of side recipes on her website. Plus she has a great menu from her Thanksgiving special !

No matter what you decide to serve from our family to yours we wish you the very best this Thanksgiving!!

Here is a series of Youtube videos from a past appearance I did on Breakfast TV on the “A” Channel



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