Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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