Overnight Turkey Recipe
Kenneth Said:When a recipe calls for setting the turkey in the fridge overnight..?
We Answered:doing the same thing at our house this year. I started defrosting my bird yesterday in the fridge. It should be ready to brine by tonight, so once it's defrosted i have a cooler that i will use for the brine. I included the same brine i will be using (from Allrecipes.com). I figured - Defrost in the fridge on Mon & Tues, Brine all day Wed and into the oven on Thursday no later than 9:00am cause it has to be done for lunch. The bird can be in the brine as little as 10 hrs or as long as 24 hrs as long as it is kept cool and when you put the bird in the brine - the brine also needs to be cold.
1 gallon vegetable broth
1 cup sea salt
1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary
1 tablespoon dried sage
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried savory
1 gallon ice water
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In a large stock pot, combine the vegetable broth, sea salt, rosemary, sage, thyme, and savory. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to be sure salt is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
When the broth mixture is cool, pour it into a clean 5 gallon bucket. Stir in the ice water.
Wash and dry your turkey. Make sure you have removed the innards. Place the turkey, breast down, into the brine. Make sure that the cavity gets filled. Place the bucket in the refrigerator overnight.
Remove the turkey carefully draining off the excess brine and pat dry. Discard excess brine.
Cook the turkey as desired reserving the drippings for gravy. Keep in mind that brined turkeys cook 20 to 30 minutes faster so watch the temperature gauge.
Tonya Said:What temp can I cook a turkey on overnight? Please Help!?
We Answered:Stick it in roaster with a cup or so of water make sure tight lid put temp at 250 degrees and wake up to the smell of turkey oh yeah and best not to stuff turkey for over night cooking bake that seperate in morning tastes just as good