Thanksgiving is just around the corner! We’ve collected some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes so you don’t have to worry about what you’re cooking right before the holiday. It’s Thanksgiving cooking made easy. We hope you enjoy them just as much as we do!
- 1 (18 lb Turkey) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
- 2 Cups Kosher Salt
- ½ Cup Butter/Margarine melted
- 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 Cup dry white wine
- Rub the turkey inside and out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stock pot, and cover with cold water. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt and water mixture 12 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly rinse the turkey, and discard the brine mixture.
- Brush the turkey with 1/2 the melted butter/margarine. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 the carrots, 1/2 the celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover with the white wine.
- Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F. Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining butter. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.
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