How to make it

  • Pour water and salt into cooler and mix until salt is dissolved.
  • Add bag of ice and mix until cooled.
  • Add vegetable broth, apple cider, pepper, allspice, garlic, bay leaves, 2 sprigs rosemary, 2 sprigs thyme, 1 sprig sage, and orange peel.
  • Mix to combine and add turkey.
  • Turkey should be completely submerged. If submerged turn halfway through brining, if not turn every 2 hours.
  • Turkey should brine for up to 24 hours, 5 minimum.
  • If you live in a cold region keep the cooler outside or on a cold porch. It will not reach an unsafe temperature. If not be sure to monitor it, you may need to add ice. Brine needs to stay below 41 degrees.
  • When brining is complete rinse the turkey thoroughly.
  • Place in roasting pan and stuff with remaining herbs, onion, carrot, celery, and orange.
  • Place in a 500 degree oven for up about 15 minutes. This will achieve an oven sear.
  • Cover turkey will double layered foil.
  • Drop the oven temp to 350 and roast for up to 4 hours depending on oven.
  • Monitor temperature in thickest part of breast. When temp reaches 160 remove from oven and let rest covered for 15 minutes.
  • Carve and serve.

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  • biji 10 years ago
    Thanx for such a detailed receipe .It's just nice of you . To a beginner it just very helpful.Thanx a lot
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  • tupelohoney17 11 years ago
    Wow..thanks for the awesome tips..This sounds like a wonderful recipe. I will try it for Christmas-the fruit and spices sure perk up a regular bird!
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