Turkey: Good Eats Turkey

posted by RisaG 12-03-99 7:01 PM


* Exported from MasterCook *
"Good Eats" Turkey (adapted)
Recipe By : RisaG/Alton Brown
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Poultry
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 (12 lb) turkey -- washed & dried
1 cup dry rub -- your favorite

For Injection Liquid:
2 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 cup beer

For the Cooking Liquid:
1 (13.5 oz) can chicken broth with roasted garlic
1 cup water

For the Aromatics:
1 onion -- cut in half
4 sprigs rosemary
4 sprigs thyme
6 leaves sage


Make the injection liquid in a large measuring cup and set aside.

Wash the turkey, inside and out, and dry with paper towels. Coat with dry rub. Place aromatics in cavity and put a few extra sage leaves under the skin. Coat with some butter or spray with butter-flavored cooking spray.

Set up injecting syringe. Inject turkey all over the place, inside and out, with injection liquid.

Place turkey in roasting pan. Pour broth and water in pan. If you wish now, add some boiling onions that have been peeled (optional).

Preheat oven to 450F. Place turkey in oven and roast for 1/2 hour at 450F. Lower heat to 375F and cover breast part with foil. Roast at 375F for 1-1/2 hours. No basting!

Check with internal temperature probe and see if turkey leg is 180F. If so, remove from oven. If not, cook another 1/2 hour. Check temperature again. If at the right temperature, remove from oven and let sit for 1/2 hour before carving.


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