Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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

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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