Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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

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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