Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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

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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