Thursday, November 27, 2014

John Boehner: revealed his secret Turkey Brine recipe

House Speaker “John Boehner” has revealed his secret recipe called the "Boehner brine" for thanksgiving.  John released a minute long video on Tuesday offers glimpses of the apron-clad Republican congressman at home in his kitchen in West Chester, Ohio. 

"I decided a number of years ago that I would try to brine a turkey. I found a recipe somewhere online and tinkered with it over a period of about five years, until I settled in on my current brine," he said in the video. 

"I take about 8 quarts of water, half a dozen bay leaves, and kosher salt, a little palmful of peppercorns, take a big head of garlic, cut it in half. And the real secret: 16 ounces of pure maple syrup," he told the camera. Boehner details his refrigeration technique, covering the turkey and letting it sit for 24 hours before putting it in the oven.

"Now I only cook my bird to about 160 [degrees] max, take it out, put foil over it, and let it sit for at least an hour. It's the resting time that really works."

"In terms of the cooking process, he basically nails every detail," said Huffington Post Executive Food Editor Kristen Aiken.

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