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    Perfect Turkey

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    Total Time:

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    17 hrs

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    17 hrs

    Canuck Mum's Note:

    "This is a perfect recipe for a moist, flavorful holiday bird! Plan the time to brine the bird overnight - it's worth the extra effort!" By Shelly White from Allrecipes.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Turkey

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      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.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Thoroughly rinse the turkey, and discard the brine mixture.
    3. 3
      Brush the turkey with 1/2 the melted butter. 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.
    4. 4
      Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180°F (85°C).
    5. 5
      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.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 22, 2010

      By far the moistest, most delicious turkey I have EVER had. My only change was to use broth in the pan instead of wine. Thank you! I will never make any other turkey recipe again.

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    • on September 18, 2009

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      I used a roasting chicken instead of a turkey and this was awesome. Nice and moist and lots of flavour. Made for Pac 2009

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (9809 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 14332.8
     
    Calories from Fat 6737
    47%
    Total Fat 748.5 g
    1151%
    Saturated Fat 243.2 g
    1216%
    Cholesterol 5800.9 mg
    1933%
    Sodium 232629.4 mg
    9692%
    Total Carbohydrate 64.6 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 13.6 g
    54%
    Sugars 29.1 g
    116%
    Protein 1675.9 g
    3351%

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