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By á-174535

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (10 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 320

  • BRINED TURKEY:
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (15-pound) fresh turkey (giblets and neck reserved)
  • MARINADE:
  • 10 roasted garlic cloves (see Note)
  • 10 raw garlic cloves
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 3 chipotles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons annatto paste (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • TURKEY:
  • 9 cups chicken or turkey stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Reserved turkey giblets and neck (liver discarded)
  • 3 shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 10 roasted garlic cloves (see Note)
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

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