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Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (13 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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  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 whole fresh or frozen turkey, thawed, 12 to 14 pounds
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
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  • Vegetable cooking spray
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Get a super juicy and crispy turkey with this Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe

  • BRINE:
  • 1 (14 to 16-pounds) frozen young turkey
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger
  • 1 gallon heavily iced water
  • AROMATICS:
  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 6 leaves sage
  • Canola oil
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Add a kick to you bird this season with this Cajun Brined Turkey recipe, with instructions for the Big Green Egg or...

  • 1/2 cup Spanish paprika
  • 1/4 cup New Mexican chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chile de arbol
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves garlic
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 large Spanish onion, quartered
  • 1 (12-pound) fresh turkey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Special equipment: 3 cups hickory or apple chips if desired, soaked in cold water for 1 hour
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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Keep your roast turkey moist by stuffing thin slices of pepperoni under the skin

  • 1 (12 to 14 pound) turkey
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 1 preserved lemon, halved lengthwise, pulp discarded and rind sliced 1/2-inch thick, plus 2 teaspoons minced rind
  • 12 large sage leaves, plus 2 sprigs
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
  • Pepper
4.1/5 (16 Votes)

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Roasted turkey is definitely a comfort food, and the leftovers of this simple turkey breast tenderloin recipe are g...

  • 2 (1-pound each) turkey breast tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
3.9/5 (593 Votes)

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Try this recipe for a creative twist to the traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal! Pancetta, sage pesto and cranberr

  • 4 turkey breasts
  • 2 cups sage
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoon panko
  • 4 slices pancetta
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, diced into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
4.5/5 (75 Votes)

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Every day is a special occasion when you serve this roast turkey seasoned with lemon and Italian spices

  • 1 whole turkey breast on the bone (about 6-1/2-pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

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Give your deep-fried Thanksgiving turkey a fun Cajun twist with a variety of seasonings that will make you think yo...

  • RUB SEASONING:
  • 1 (12-pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 4 to 5 gallon peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sweet basil
  • 2 teaspoons bay leaves ground
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons file powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • INJECTOR SEASOING:
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1/4 cup onion juice
  • 1/4 cup garlic juice
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (7-ounce) beer
4.4/5 (11 Votes)

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This is the classic solution injected into the meat of turkeys that are fried Cajun style

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup liquid crab boil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.3/5 (53 Votes)

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I know, right? Truffle Butter sounds so pretentious

  • 1 (12 to 14-pound) fresh turkey, with giblets removed
  • 3 ounces white truffle butter, room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Large bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 large onion, unpeeled and cut in eighths
  • 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled and cut in half crosswise
  • Good olive oil
  • Note: I found truffle butter at my local Costco, and it wasn't as expensive as I thought.
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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This Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey recipe yields succulent and juicy turkey with a crispy golden browned skin

  • 1 (8 to 10 pound) turkey
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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Our family can eat turkey breast throughout the year

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped medium
  • 1 carrot, chopped medium (I did't peel it)
  • 1 celery rib, chopped medium
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed (I only used 2 garlic cloves)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional, but flavorful)
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (6 to 7-pound) turkey breast, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.2/5 (37 Votes)

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Convection Roasted Turkey Breast is the perfect mixture of crisp on the outside, moist on the inside

  • 4 to 6 pound fresh turkey breast or halved breast, bone in, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
3.3/5 (268 Votes)

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Kick it up a notch this Thanksgiving with this delicious Memphis Style Smoked Turkey

  • MEMPHIS RUB:
  • 1 (10- to 12-pound) turkey
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mild chili powder (use medium or hot to kick up the heat)
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
4.1/5 (13 Votes)

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