Doug's Terrific Turkey Seasoning

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Fredda Rosenbaum

By
@freddajrosenbaum

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
a crowd!!
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Doug's Terrific Turkey Seasoning

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine the salt, black pepper and garlic powder in a bowl.
  • 2About 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.
  • 3Place the turkey upside down in a roasting pan. Bake at 400 degrees until the skin begins to crisp.
  • 4Turn 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.
  • 5Complete baking the turkey until its internal temperature registers 165 degrees.
  • 6Remove 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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About Doug's Terrific Turkey Seasoning

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy