Bourbon Turkey

Recipe by jb41848
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READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 16
    lbs kosher turkey
  • 14
    cup herbes de provence
  • 2
    yards cheesecloth
  • 2 -3
    cups Bourbon
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • 24 hours in Advance: Soak 1 yard of cheesecloth in bourbon ring out lightly and stuff into turkey cavity.
  • Rub Herbs de Provence under the turkey skin.
  • With a kitchen needle and thread tack the skin back on the breast securely with a few stitches.
  • Wrap the turkey with the remaining cheesecloth and soak the cloth with the remaining bourbon.
  • Marinate in fridge for 24 hours, turning the turkey over 4-6 times.
  • Next day: Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Remove cheesecloth from the outside of the turkey and stuff it into the cavity with the other cheesecloth.
  • Rub turkey with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Bake 275 degrees f for 5 hours basting frequently.
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