Brined and Barbecued Turkey

Brined and Barbecued Turkey
Photo by Patrick Decker

Ingredients

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

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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