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Perfect Roast Turkey

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Perfect Roast Turkey

Ingredients

  • 6 quarts water
  • 1 3/4 cups coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, coarsely chopped and washed well
  • 3 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 6 sprigs flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 loaves good-quality white bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 20 cups)
  • 1 1/2 pounds (4 cups) fresh chestnurs
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 small onions, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 3 cups)
  • 1 bunch celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 5 cups basic chicken stock
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 fresh whole (18 to 20 pounds) turkey, rinsed and patted dry, giblets and neck reserved for gravy
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/4 cup, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • chestnut stuffing
  • lady apples
  • fresh sage leaves
  • whole chestnuts
  • reserved giblets and neck from turkey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, coarsely chopped and well washed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 fresh or dried bay leaf
  • 5 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 quart water
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Published 2014-09-09 13:02:19 (2 years ago).

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