FiremanBob's Christmas Turkey and doing it my way

1
Bob Cooney

By
@firemanbob65

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...

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make FiremanBob's Christmas Turkey and doing it my way

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

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About FiremanBob's Christmas Turkey and doing it my way

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




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