Took the liberty of looking through saved email to find the amounts need: Again I have done this Turkey for the last 3 years and have always had amazing results. Highly Recommend. Will be doing again this year.
Here is what you will need:
1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
8 bay leaves
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup kosher salt
2 onions, cut into thick wedges
1 pound slab bacon, skin removed and meat sliced 1/3 inch thick
Four large cans (or Six Bottles) of Guinness stout
One 12- to 14-pound turkey
1 cup turkey stock or low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
How to make it:
1.In a very large pot, combine the mustard seeds, peppercorns and bay leaves and toast over moderate heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar and salt and remove from the heat. Add 4 cups of water and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved; let cool completely.
2.Add the onions, bacon, Guinness and 16 cups of cold water to large pot that will hold the turkey and brine. Add the turkey to the brine, breast side down, and top with a heavy lid to keep it submerged. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
3.Preheat the oven to 350° and position a rack on the bottom shelf. Lift the turkey from the brine, pick off any peppercorns, mustard seeds and bay leaves and pat dry
4.Transfer the turkey to a large roasting pan, breast side up. Scatter the onion wedges in the pan and add 1 cup of water. Using toothpicks, secure the bacon slices over the breast. Roast the turkey for about 2 hours, turning the pan occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted deep into the turkey thighs registers 150°.
5.Remove the bacon and return the turkey to the oven. Roast for about 1 hour longer, until the breast is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in a thigh registers 170°. Transfer the turkey to a carving board.
6.Pour the pan juices and onion wedges into a saucepan and boil until reduced to 3 cups, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey stock and return to a boil. In a small bowl, mash the butter to a paste with the flour. Whisk the paste into the gravy and boil until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
7.Meanwhile, cut the bacon crosswise 1/2 inch thick. In a large skillet, fry the bacon over high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes.
8.Carve the turkey and serve with the gravy and bacon.Read More
Does this magazine have an editor? There is no such thing as a 2-4 pound turkey, maybe a chicken. No measurements for most of the ingredients. This recipe is unusable.Read More
The way the ingredients are shown does not make sense at all
What is 1/4 mustard seeds?
2 black pepper corns?
1 dark brown sugar?
1 kosher salt? One flake? I tsp, 1 tbsp, 1 cup ????????
1 turkey stock?
and many many other incomprehensible measureS
COME ON PEOPLE PROOF READ THE STUFF YOU ARE SENDING OUT!!!!!!!!Read More
I'm confused. A 2 to 4 pound turkey or 20 to 40 pounds?Read More
I made this recipe many years ago, and it was by far the best turkey recipe I ever made. I've tried several and I believe that the combo of the sugar, salt, beer, bacon and onions make the best darn juicy turkey and the best gravy on earth (by using the bacon and onion in the gravy) so I am planning on doing this again after many years.Read More
cant wait to try this for our friendsgiving this weekend!!!Read More