Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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