Turkey Brine - 12-14 pound turkey
2/3 cup salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tbs brown sugar
1/2 cup black pepper, cracked
Pinch dried thyme
13 allspice, cracked or 1 tbs ground
3 bay leaves
Water - enough to cover turkey
Let this marinade from 6 hours to overnight... drain, pat dry, place in roasting pan . Roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, turn turkey to other side for another 15 minutes and then turn turkey breast side up for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 325 and roast for about 2 hours or until the thermometer reads 160-165 degrees. Let it rest for 20 minutes before carving.
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