Wishbone Italian Dressing Turkey Brine

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Nov. 13, 2014

This brine keeps the turkey so juicy and flavorful. Once you try this out, you'll be hooked.


For the brine
Italian dressing 32 Ounce (Wishbone Italian Dressing)
Chicken stock 2 Liter
Onion 1 Large , quartered
Peppercorn 20
Cloves 12
Star anise 3
For the turkey
Turkey 12 Pound
Canola oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



In a large pot, pour in all the ingredients for the brine and place the turkey. Refrigerate for 18 – 24 hours.

Preheat he oven to 450 degrees F.



Next day take out the turkey from the brine and place in a roasting pan fitted with a rack. Tuck in the wings.

Pat dry with a paper towel and spread the canola oil all over the turkey. In the oven, place on the lowest rack and roast for 30 minutes.

Take out the turkey and cover the breast with a foil and pour in some water in the base. Turn e temperature to 350 degrees and cook for 60 minutes.

After 60 minutes, take out the turkey and remove the foil. Turn around the pan and roast for another 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 – 165 C.

Take out the turkey and let it rest for some time before carving.



Serve the Turkey with some gravy. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 150 Minutes
Ready In: 150 Minutes
Servings: 48