Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

  • bulb baster
  • 2 cups Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 2 bunches fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 leeks
  • 2 large onions
  • + 17 more ingredients
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • large (at least 8-gallon) cooler
    • kitchen string
    • 25 stalks celery
    • 6 medium carrots
    • 4 fresh or dried bay leaves
    • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
    • gas or charcoal grill fitted with thermometer
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley
    • 1 ½ cups sugar
    • large disposable roasting pan
    • 4 whole star anise
    • instant-read thermometer.
    • 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
    • 2 bunches fresh sage
    • large heavy-duty garbage bag
    • 1 14- to 16-pound) turkey, any feathers or quills removed with tweezers or needlenose pliers and neck and giblets removed and discarded

In heavy large stockpot over high heat, bring 2 gallons water to boil. Stir in salt and sugar until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add carrots, onions, celery, leeks, bay leaves, peppercorns, coriander seeds, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, star anise, thyme, sage, and parsley. Cover...

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