Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A Service in the Common House at Plimouth Plantation, 1621
From Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth MA
Here's wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
The day a Jesuit visited Plimouth for a Friday fish dinner...
St Thomas Aquinas weighs in on...
WHETHER IT IS FITTING TO BRINE THE BIRD BEFORE THE THANSKGIVING FEAST?
We proceed with the first article:-
Objection 1: It would seem better to ensure moisture and flavor by stuffing it under the skin with butter, herbs and spices.
Objection 2: It would seem better to roast the turkey at a steady low heat or at high heat and then low heat, or other temperature combinations;
I answer that: The best tenderness and moisture is achieved by soaking it overnight in a seasoned saltwater solution before cooking.