Perfect Christmas Turkey

Recipe by Sara 76
READY IN: 14hrs 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring salt, water, thyme and berries to a simmer in a large pot, then set aside to cool.
  • Put turkey in a large basin, at least twice as large as the bird.
  • Pour the brine over the turkey, cover, and rset aside in a cool dark place for 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 150°C Put the turkey in a large baking dish, on a rack, drizzle with oil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Bring stock, sage, butter, and peppercorns to the boil and baste the turkey.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, basting every 20 minutes.
  • Turn the oven up to 220C and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove turkey from oven, cover with foil and a towel, and rest for 15 minutes.
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