doug's terrific turkey seasoning

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By Fredda Rosenbaum
from Abilene, TX

Sometimes simplicity is the best. These three ingredients yield a tasty turkey!

serves a crowd!!
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For doug's terrific turkey seasoning

  • TO BRINE THE TURKEY (4-8 HOURS) -- DISSOLVE 1 CUP KOSHER SALT AND 1 CUP WHITE SUGAR IN WATER SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE TURKEY.
  • BLEND SEASONING
  • 3 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1
    18-20 lb. turkey
  • 6-8 c
    water
  • aluminum foil
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How To Make doug's terrific turkey seasoning

  • 1
    Combine the salt, black pepper and garlic powder in a bowl.
  • 2
    About 1-2 hours before time to cook turkey, rub the inside and outside of the turkey with all of the spices. Yes, use it all! Let the turkey rest for 1-2 hours.
  • 3
    Place the turkey upside down in a roasting pan. Bake at 400 degrees until the skin begins to crisp.
  • 4
    Turn the turkey over and lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees. When the skin begins to brown, add 4-6 cups water into the roaster, and cover the turkey with foil to prevent burning.
  • 5
    Complete baking the turkey until its internal temperature registers 165 degrees.
  • 6
    Remove the turkey from the oven when done, and allow it to rest 20-30 minutes before carving. Use the drippings in the roaster to make gravy!!
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