Honey Brined Smoked Turkey from Alton Brown 1 gallon hot water 1 pound kosher salt 2 quarts vegetable broth 1 pound honey 1 (7-pound) bag of ice 1 (15 to 20-pound) turkey, with giblets removed Vegetable oil, for rubbing turkey
I made this last year and it was delicious. I use a brand new Home Depot Bucket for brining-I think it works better than the bags. I prefer to cook the Turkey until its or more, not the as suggested- we don't like any traces of pink in the middle.
Turkey Brining Secrets with Alton Brown - from "Good Eats" on Food Network. Timothy has brined two turkeys every year for family and friends. If you've never eaten moist, spice infused turkey, get a 5-gallon bucket and learn how early Americans prepared poultry.
I never found good information on making a great whole roasted turkey in an electric roaster oven and thought Id share my tried and true tips for making your holiday turkey moist and beautiful and delicious! Ive read that roaster ovens effectively steam the turkey making the meat come out ... well, steamed. This is not true. Follow these tips and your holiday turkey will get rave reviews!