Monday, February 6, 2012

Perfect Roast Turkey


1 14-16 lb young turkey

Brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1 gallon vegetable broth
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon all spice
1 gallon ice water

In a large stock pot add all the ingredients. Stir to combine. Remove innards and add turkey to the brine, breast down. Weigh turkey down until fully immersed. Cover and refrigerate for up to two days.

Rub:
2 cups Greek yogurt
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
Sea salt and black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F

Combine all the ingredients and stir to combine. Remove turkey from the brine and cover with a thick layer of rub. Add to a large roasting pan and cover with foil.

Bake for 4 hours, basting constantly with the juice in the pan. Remove foil during the last hour of cooking.

This turkey is crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and very flavorful.


1 comment:

lifescoops said...

That bird does look stunning..The brine will definitely make it moist and the the skin looks perfectly browned and crispy...drooling here !!!...I have never tried making a whole turkey as its too big ..one day I will definitely try it :)

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