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Allspice berries vs. store-bought allspice?

Nephew is making a brine for his turkey, and texted me "what/where to buy allspice berries? "
Can you substitute, or is it the same, or wtcrap???


Asked by dullscissors at 5:14 PM on Nov. 14, 2012 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • I don't know. I have always brined with salt, sage leaves, and whole peppercorns. I just looked at the price, I would find another route!

    Answer by adnilm at 5:16 PM on Nov. 14, 2012

  • We use peppercorns here too.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:20 PM on Nov. 14, 2012

  • Yikes,, I think if you eat them whole you get sick? I can't remember it it is all spice or nutmeg (whole) I would just get the pre made McCormik''s all spice and call it good, I assume they haven't killed anyone yet, lol

    Answer by shhitisawig at 5:20 PM on Nov. 14, 2012

  • I've always used the allspice berries when I brine a turkey.

    They are very expensive for the amount needed and I only use them when I am making a turkey brine. Honestly, I can't taste them. I think the more important part of brining is getting the salt and broth infused into the meat. Peppercorns would work too.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:38 PM on Nov. 14, 2012

  • I would use peppercorns

    Answer by booklover545 at 1:53 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • That's what I said, both.

    Comment by dullscissors (original poster) at 5:27 PM on Nov. 14, 2012

  • me, too..i won't be there to find out, though!

    Comment by dullscissors (original poster) at 7:23 PM on Nov. 16, 2012