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Roasted Turkey

Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Place onion, carrots and celery inside turkey cavity. Twist wing tips behind back. Tie up legs or tuck them into flap of skin. Place turkey, breast-side up, on rack in large roasting pan. Brush with oil. Roast at 450 degrees F. for 30 minutes.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast turkey at 350 degrees F., basting every 15 minutes with pan liquid, for 1-1/2 hours or until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180 degrees F. When turkey is 3/4 done, loosely cover breast and top of drumsticks with lightweight foil to prevent overcooking. Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before carving. Makes 12 servings.


Brined Turkey

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large stock pot, combine kosher salt, brown sugar, hot water, cold water, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and peppercorns. Place turkey in pot. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and refrigerate overnight but not longer than 8 hours. Dry turkey inside and out, including cavities, and proceed with your cooking method.

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