Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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

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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