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TURKEY RECIPE BRINE BACON BUTTER ROASTED TURKEY

TURKEY RECIPE BRINE BACON BUTTER ROASTED TURKEY


  • Author: Shobelyn Dayrit

Description

This TURKEY RECIPE BRINE  recipe is my go to recipe for Thanksgiving turkey. I brined the turkey in the fridge 2 days before roasting it. This process will yield a moist and soft bird for Thanksgiving.

 


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Ingredients

TURKEY RECIPE BRINE:

1 gallon, or more water (enough water to cover the turkey)

1/2 cup Kosher salt

1 tablespoon ground pepper

BACON BUTTER ROASTED TURKEY:

1o  lb whole turkey

12 slices bacon

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons fresh sage

1 tablespoons fresh thyme

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

TURKEY STUFFING:

1 yellow onion, quartered

10 sprigs thyme

4 sprigs fresh sage

GARNISH:

orange, grapes etc.


Instructions

  • Pre heat oven at 375 F
  • Make sure you remove giblets from the turkey.
  • Pat dry turkey with paper towel.
  • Place bacon, butter, garlic, sage, thyme, salt and pepper until thick paste forms.
  • Rub bacon mixture until inside the skin and outside of turkey.
  • Stuff turkey with onion sage and thyme.
  • Tuck wings under and tielegs with kitchen twine.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 3 hours
  • Reduce oven to 325 F and cook until thermometer temperature register at 165 F
  • Let sit for 30 minutes before carving. Slice the bacon into small pieces.

HOW TO MAKE THE TURKEY RECIPE BRINE

  • In a huge bucket that fits in your fridge, pour in water, salt and pepper. Taste test it if it is salty enough. I start with ½ cup of Kosher salt with water covering the turkey.
  • Let the turkey submerge in the brine for 2 days in the fridge.
  • On the day of Thanksgiving, drain turkey from excess water.
  • And prepare the turkey for baking

Notes

Sprig of thyme and sage just means they are still in their branch.

Recipe adapted from  Taste of the South Magazine

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