Good Eats Roast Turkey

Steps on how to prepare a Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe

Time

15 hour 20 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

733.7

    Ingredients

  • 1 (16 lb) frozen young turkey
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon allspice berry
  • 1/2 tablespoon candied ginger
  • 1 gallon ice water
  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 6 leaves sage
  • canola oil

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Combine all brine ingredients, except ice water, in a stock pot and bring to a boil.

  2. 2. STEP

    Stir to dissolve solids, then remove from heat, cool to room temperature refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

  3. 3. STEP

    Early on the day of cooking, (or late the night before) combine the brine and ice water in a clean 5 gallon bucket.

  4. 4. STEP

    Place thawed turkey breast side down in brine, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area (like a basement) for 6 hours.

  5. 5. STEP

    Turn turkey over once, half way through brining.

  6. 6. STEP

    A few minutes before roasting, heat oven to 500 degrees.

  7. 7. STEP

    Combine the apple, onion, cinnamon stick and cup of water in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

  8. 8. STEP

    Remove bird from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water.

  9. 9. STEP

    Discard brine.

  10. 10. STEP

    Place bird on roasting rack inside wide, low pan and pat dry with paper towels.

  11. 11. STEP

    Add steeped aromatics to cavity along with rosemary and sage.

  12. 12. STEP

    Tuck back wings and coat whole bird liberally with canola (or other neutral) oil.

  13. 13. STEP

    Roast on lowest level of the oven at 500F for 30 minutes.

  14. 14. STEP

    Remove from oven and cover breast with double layer of aluminum foil, insert probe thermometer into thickest part of the breast and return to oven, reducing temperature to 350°F.

  15. 15. STEP

    Set thermometer alarm (if available) to 161°F.

  16. 16. STEP

    A 14-16 pound bird should require a total of 2-2 1/2 hours of roasting.

  17. 17. STEP

    Let turkey rest, loosely covered for 15 minutes before carving.

    Ingredients

  • 1 (16 lb) frozen young turkey
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon allspice berry
  • 1/2 tablespoon candied ginger
  • 1 gallon ice water
  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 6 leaves sage
  • canola oil

    Tags

    POULTRY

    MEAT

    KID FRIENDLY

    WINTER

    CHRISTMAS

    THANKSGIVING

    WEEKNIGHT

    ROAST

    FOR LARGE GROUPS

    OVEN

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