How to make it

  • Prep time does not include brining and roasting time depends on size of your turkey
  • In a large pot combine all brine ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Then remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Place turkey in brine bag ( available in cookware stores ) or pot and cover with brine solution.
  • I like the bag, because one can turn the bag every so often to distribute the brine.
  • Brine up to 3 days in refrigerator
  • Then drain turkey and remove herbs, seeds etc.
  • Do not rinse.
  • Let come to room temperature.
  • Stuff as desired ( also I prepare stuffing ahead of time and let it come to room temperature prior to stuffing )
  • Place turkey on rack in large roaster pan, stuff as desired .
  • Season turkey skin as desired.
  • I slather turkey with olive oil or some mayo, some use melted butter and I sprinkle with some poultry seasoning.
  • Roast 350.F about 15 minutes per pound for unstuffed or 18 t0 20 minutes stuffed.
  • Do not rely on pop up timers.
  • Use a thermometer to roast to 165F degrees or juices run clear from bird when you slice a bit between leg and breast bone.
  • Remember turkey will still continue to cook when removed from oven and the internal temp will rise .
  • Notes:
  • Turkey will brown more quickly when brined.
  • So cover with foil to prevent over browning.
  • Let turkey stand and cover with foil, 30 minutes prior to serving for best slicing.
  • I guarnatee this will be a moist flavorful bird!!!

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    " It was excellent "
    foodinnewengland ate it and said...
    Love brining :) Great selection of ingredients!! 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    ~Hello~ ^j^ ~
    This "5"FORK!!!!! recipe for
    'Brined' Turkey is just what I have been
    looking for ~ And~ since it is Your recipe,
    Midge, ^j^ ~ it has to be GOOD~ I also,
    like to 'stuff' my 'bird' ~ so this is
    perfect ~
    Thank-you so much ~
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Brinning to me results in the most tender and moist Turkey I have ever had.
    I love the fresh herbs used in this recipe.

    Five forks


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  • 22566 9 years ago
    May try this one for Christmas.


    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome Turkey Recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Quite an interesting combination of herbs and spices here, midge. I like it muchly! Five.
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