1. Give it a Moroccan twist.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson stuffs his turkey with lemon and sage, then brushes it with citrus, garlic and ras el hanout, a North African spice blend.
2. Grab a beer.
Adding Guinness or another dark beer to your brine lends toasty flavor and helps give the turkey a burnished glow.
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3. Butter up.
Inspired by porchetta, the crackly skinned Italian pork roast, this bird gets a layer of fennel-scented butter under its skin.