Main Dishes

Sage Butter Roasted Turkey with Apple

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A butter mixture with fresh sage, garlic, and salt makes this turkey super moist. Brining the turkey before roasting gives it tons of flavor. An easy roast turkey recipe for a beginner. Enjoy!

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For the brine:
1 and 1/2 gallons of water (24 cups)
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons peppercorns
3 bay leaves
3 cloves garlic, mashed and roughly chopped
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, roughly chopped*
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons fresh sage, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons fresh thyme, roughly chopped
For the butter rub:
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temperature
1 large bunch of sage, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
For the Turkey:
1 12-14 pound turkey, fresh or frozen and thawed
5-7 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 large stalk celery, roughly chopped
1 apple, quartered
1 onion, quartered
2-3 sprigs thyme
2-3 sprigs rosemary
2-3 sprigs sage
If you are using a frozen turkey, thaw it in the fridge for a few days before you brine it. Allow one day of thawing for ever 5 pounds of meat. Do not brine a frozen turkey. (It won’t absorb the...
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Nutritions

Calories
471

Sodium
10130mg
422% DV

Fat
48g
74% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
9g
38% DV