FiremanBob's Christmas Turkey and doing it my way

Bob Cooney

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@firemanbob59

Okay Okay.... Here it is....

All the Turkey and Fixin's to go with.....

I always had folks askin for this....

DON"T LET 8 HOURS PREP TIME SCARE YOU....

It's mostly for soaking in the brine...


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Serves:

12

Prep:

8 Hr

Cook:

6 Hr

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

4 qt
water - that's a gallon
3/4 c
non-iodized table salt - or - 1 1/8 cup kosher salt
3/4 c
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
add herbs to suit your taste
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried or fresh
1 Tbsp
thyme, dried or fresh
1 large
lemon - cut in half
1
large clean bucket - used to put the turkey and brine in
20 to 25 lb
oh yeah !!!! and the turkey
12 c
cubed bread - dried - your choice wheat or white.
2 lb
jimmy dean sage sausage
2 large
yellow onions - small dice
4 stalk(s)
celery - small dice
1 Tbsp
sage, dried or fresh
1 Tbsp
thyme, dried or fresh
1 tsp
salt
hot water - enough to moisten this bread mixture to you liking.
using the heart and liver or gizzard - dice fine

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Okay..... Here we go........

Rinse off the Turkey with water
Using the Bucket, place all the ingredients ( the first 10 ) in the water and stir till combined.
Place Turkey in the Brineing Solution and cover tightly.
Keep bucket cool and away from ( traffic - those " have to see what's in the bucket people " )
Let sit for 6 to 7 hours.
2
Mean while as you are patiently waiting for the Turkey, You can start on the ' Stuffing "
Take the Sausage and place in LARGE STOCK POT and partially cook / simmer till half cooked.
Add remaining ingredients from the " cubed bread " down on the list.
Don't forget the Liver / Gizzard and Heart... ( Okay these are optional )
3
When the " Brineing Time " is up...

Take the Turkey out of the Brine and using the " stuffing " you can " STUFF the BIRD " and place in Large Roasting pan.

OR!!!

You can cook the " stuffing separately

Place Turkey in Oven set at 285 degrees and cook for 5 to 6 hours.

Low and Slow does it...

Let Turkey rest after cooking for 10 minutes

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All of my Friends

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #holiday, #Fire, #feast