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Chef Leigh Hesling's Roasted Turkey Recipe

12-lb. turkey or 6-lb. breast

1 gallon water
1 c. kosher salt
½ c. brown sugar
1 oz. fresh rosemary
1 oz. fresh thyme
¼ c. black peppercorns
8 cloves
Peel from 2 oranges
Peel from 1 lemon
6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence
Kosher salt & pepper to taste


In a container large enough for the turkey, combine brine ingredients, stirring until salt and sugar are dissolved. Add turkey and brine overnight. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Place in roasting pan and rub with oil, Herbs de Provence, salt and pepper. Roast at 350º until internal temperature
reaches 120º. Cover and continue roasting until internal temperature reaches 165º. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.


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