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    Brined Roasted Turkey

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    49 mins

    30 mins

    19 mins

    Sherri L.'s Note:

    I kind of mixed the ingrediants from the different brines, cavity fillings and vegetable roasting rack from several different Food TV recipes. This made the moisest turkey ever.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 (14 -16 lb) frozen young whole turkey
    • olive oil

    For the brine

    For the aromatics

    For the rack

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine all brine ingredients, except ice water, in a stockpot, and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve solids, then remove from heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
    2. 2
      Early on the day of cooking, (or late the night before) combine the brine and ice water in a clean 5-gallon bucket. Place thawed turkey breast side down in brine, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area (like a basement) for 6 hours. Turn turkey over once, half way through brining.
    3. 3
      A few minutes before roasting, heat oven to 500 degrees.
    4. 4
      Remove bird from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard brine. Pat dry with paper towels. Add rosemary, bay leaves, thyme, lemons and orange to the cavity. Tuck back wings and coat whole bird liberally with olive oil.
    5. 5
      Arrange the halved carrots, quartered onions and celery stalks on a half-sheet pan or baking sheet. Position the turkey on top of the carrots and celery so that the turkey does not rest directly on the bottom of the pan.
    6. 6
      Roast on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees F. for 30 minutes. 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 degrees F. Set thermometer alarm (if available) to 161 degrees. A 14 to 16 pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting. Let turkey rest, loosely covered for 15 minutes before carving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 21, 2007

      55

      I use 1/2 apple juice and and 1/2 water instead of the stock. This makes a great turkey.

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    Nutritional Facts for Brined Roasted Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (867 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 670.5
     
    Calories from Fat 282
    42%
    Total Fat 31.3 g
    48%
    Saturated Fat 8.8 g
    44%
    Cholesterol 263.3 mg
    87%
    Sodium 9750.3 mg
    406%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.2 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    16%
    Sugars 6.0 g
    24%
    Protein 80.5 g
    161%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable stock

    rosemary sprigs

    sage leaves

    thyme

    rosemary sprigs

    sage leaves

    fresh thyme sprigs

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