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Dry-Brined + Smoked Turkey 

The ultimate guide to brining and smoking a perfect turkey. I have made many turkeys in my life, and this is my favorite turkey recipe by far. I will take you through the entire simple process, step by step.

Ingredients

1 whole turkey Kosher salt Butter, softened Dark or amber maple syrup Fresh garlic Parsley Sage Rosemary Thyme Black pepper

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Step by Step Instructions

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Step 1

This step is important for planning your big dinner as you will also need additional time (24-48 hours) for brining!

Step 2

Now dry-brine your defrosted turkey. You need 24-48 hours for this step. To avoid over-salting, measure out ½ cup of kosher salt.

Step 3

Day of cooking: prepare the herbed butter-garlic rub. Allow your brined and unrinsed turkey to sit at room temperature, uncovered, for about an hour.

Step 4

Rub the turkey inside and out with the herbed butter, getting underneath the skin as much as possible.

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