Try This Amazing Turkey Recipe This Thanksgiving!

Highest Rated Turkey Recipe

The turkey is a Thanksgiving tradition for families everywhere. After years of cooking your turkey the same way, you might be getting a little tired of the same old thing. Here is a delicious turkey recipe to change things up this Thanksgiving!


  • 1 Large turkey
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • ½ cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 gallon of vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of allspice berries
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of chopped candied ginger
  • 1 gallon of heavily iced water
  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 6 leaves of sage
  • Canola Oil

Ahead of Time

  1. Thaw the turkey completely, beginning 2-3 days ahead of time.
  2. Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve the solids. Bring to a boil then remove from heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.
  3. Combine the brine and the ice water in a 5-gallon bucket. Place the thawed turkey (without innards) breast side down in the brine. Cover and refrigerate for 8-16 hours, turning the turkey halfway through.

Cooking Instructions Day Of:

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F
  2. Remove the turkey from the brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard the brine.
  3. Place turkey on a roasting rack inside a half sheet pan and pat it dry with paper towels.
  4. Combine the apple, onion, cinnamon stick, and 1 cup of water in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add them to the turkey’s cavity with the rosemary and sage. Tuck the wings underneath the body and coat the skin with Canola oil.
  5. Roast the turkey on the lowest level of the oven at 500°F for 30 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F for 2 more hours or until it reaches a safe internal temperature of 161°F.
  6. Let it sit, loosely covered for 15 minutes. Carve and enjoy!

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