Brined and Roasted Turkey 101

Brined and Roasted Turkey 101
Brined and Roasted Turkey 101
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    We brined our turkey for 24 hours, so leave plenty of time for this recipe. If you don't brine yours, skip steps 1 and 2. Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 406.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
    • 5 cups sugar
    • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
    • 2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only, rinsed and coarsely chopped
    • 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
    • 2 dried bay leaves
    • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • 1 fresh whole turkey (18 to 20 pounds), rinsed and patted dry, giblets and neck reserved for gravy
    • Gravy
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
    • Chestnut Stuffing
    • Crab apples, fresh rosemary sprigs, and fresh sage, for garnish (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 14
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 630 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.61%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.19%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 18 mg 6.02%
    • Sodium: 23877 mg 994.88%
    • Calcium: 47 mg 4.69%
    • Potassium: 121 mg 3.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.8%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 115 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7%
    • Sugar: 53 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 68.02%
    • Vitamin C 4.7%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
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