This turkey is moist and delicious. If you are using a frozen turkey, place the turkey in the refrigerator for about 4 days before you plan to cook it in order to thaw it out. Make the brine for the turkey the night before you cook the turkey. Leave enough time for the brine to cool. The turkey should sit in the brine for 6 hours so leave yourself enough time for the turkey to soak either the night before you cook the turkey or soak it early the morning your are cooking the turkey. This recipe was derived from Alton Brown’s Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe.
To view the entire recipe click on Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Turkey Recipe. To view the gravy which I make with this turkey, click on Turkey Gravy Recipe. The Creamy Mashed Potatoes and the Tart Cranberry Dipping Sauce go well with the recipe also.