1 gal apple cider
1/2 c. kosher salt
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs fresh thyme
8 whole cloves
5 garlic cloves
1 tsp whole allspice, crushed
1 onion, quartered
2 carrots, cut into chunks
1 tbsp rubbed sage
1 tbsp olive oil
In a large kettle, combine 8 c. of cider along w/the next 6 ingredients. Cook & stir until salt is dissolved.
Remove from heat.
Add remaining cider along w/cold water to equal 3qts of liquid.
Place two turkey size roasting bags inside of each other; add turkey. Place in roasting pan.
Pour marinade into bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible; seal bag.
Refrigerate for 24 hrs; turn over after 12 hrs.
Drain & discard marinade. Rinse turkey under cold water. Place onion, carrots & sage in cavity; rub oil over skin. Roast turkey as you usually do. We like to use the turkey roasting bag method.
Recipe Submitted by:Janice Meyer
Cider Marinated Turkey
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