Honey-Brined Turkey with Giblet Cream Gravy

Honey-Brined Turkey with Giblet Cream Gravy
Photo by Brian Leatart

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 1 19- to 20-pound turkey; neck, heart and gizzard reserved
  • + 13 more ingredients
    • 8 large garlic cloves
    • 1 cup honey
    • ¼ cup whipping cream
    • turkey neck,heart and gizzard
    • 5 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
    • 1 large celery
    • 5 tablespoons butter
    • 1 onion
    • 3 ½ cups canned low-salt chicken broth
    • 8 quarts water
    • 2 bunches fresh thyme
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 small bay leaf

Line extra-large stockpot with heavy large plastic bag (about 30-gallon capacity). Rinse turkey; place in plastic bag. Stir 8 quarts water, 2 cups coarse salt and 1 cup honey in large pot until salt and honey dissolve. Add 1 bunch fresh thyme, peeled garlic cloves and black pepper. Pour brine ove...

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