Servings: 12, with leftovers.
To brine the turkey you need space for a 5-gallon pot in your refrigerator. If you have neither the room nor the pot, you can cook the brine in a smaller pan and proceed with one of our alternative brining methods.
Make Ahead Tips
The brine should be prepared 2 days before the Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey should be brined the day before. The roux may be prepared on Thanksgiving day and left at room temperature; whisk to recombine before using.
Leftover turkey is delicious in Turkey & Sweet Potato Hash.
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i do this every year and it is so good. Make sure to rinse the turkey otherwise it will be too salty from the brine...
This recipe was very simple, and all of our guests raved about the turkey. The gravy was the fantastic, though I used veggie broth rather than chicken broth. I will definitely use this recipe again.
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