Perfect Roast Turkey

Recipe by theshewolf
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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place all brine ingredients except orange juice and cold water in a large pot, bring to a boil, then simmer until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Place turkey in a large pot, cooler or bucket (I use a sterilized Home Depot bucket) and pour brine mixture, orange juice and cold water over turkey.
  • Place in refrigerator or a cool place, such as a basement, for at least 8 hours, turning turkey over once halfway through.
  • After turkey has been brined, remove turkey and throw away brining mixture.
  • Set oven to 500 degrees.
  • Place apple, onion and cinnamon in a microwave-proof container with one cup water and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse turkey thoroughly and pat dry, then coat generously with canola oil and place, breast side up, in roasting pan.
  • Pour off water from aromatics and stuff turkey cavity with heated aromatics, rosemary and sage.
  • Roast turkey at 500 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, place a foil tent over the turkey's breast, and turn heat down to 350 degrees.
  • Roast turkey for 90 minutes.
  • DO NOT OPEN OVEN UNTIL TIME IS UP.
  • Remove turkey from oven, remove tent, and let turkey rest at least 15 minutes before carving.
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