Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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

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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