FiremanBob's Christmas Turkey and doing it my way

Bob Cooney


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

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

I always had folks askin for this....


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


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8 Hr
6 Hr
Convection Oven


  • 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
  • ·
    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


  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.


    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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