Holiday Turkey

By melissa g – miramichi, NB
Holiday Turkey
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Total Time: 240
  • Servings: 4-5

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About this Recipe

Brining a turkey ensures a juicy turkey! Great for the holiday when the kids come home for Xmas break or Easter.


1 Maple Leaf prime Turkey
1 bag of mixed day old bread
2 onions
1 bottle of wine
1 cup of salt
1 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp salt and pepper
1/4 cup summer savory
1 egg
1/2 cup cream
10 cups water


To make the brine, boil about 3 cups of water and add the salt and dissolved. Remove from heat and add the rest of the cold water and bottle of wine, garlic, and any other spices that you would like. Pour liquid in a bag and place in a pot, then put turkey in the bag and make it an airtight seal so all of the liquid covers the turkey. Place in fridge for at least 24 hours. When ready to cook, remove turkey and rinse off brine. If you don't it will be really salty. To make stuffing, use day old mixed buns from the store, break into bite size chunks and place in a bowl. Chop up 1 onion into medium pieces, add to mixture. Add a pinch of salt and pepper the summer savory. Beat the egg and cream together and add to the bread and mix thoroughly with hands. Stuff the turkey and place in a baking rack. Chop up 1 onion and place in bottom of pan and add enough water to cover bottom. Cover with tin foil and cook for around 3 hours, until internal temperature reaches 185 degrees in the stuffing and in meatiest part of turkey. Once cooked, leave it for 10 minutes before carving and serve with your favorite sides.

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