Roasted Brined Turkey with Porcini, Chestnut, and Sausage Stuffing
A simple brine and a generous brushing of butter before roasting yields moist turkey with perfectly crisp skin every time. Follow our step-by-step guide for roasting the perfect turkey.
Trussing the turkey ensures even cooking; lining the cavity with cheesecloth before adding the stuffing means easy removal later (simply transfer the stuffing to a baking pan, and return it to the oven to finish cooking while the turkey rests). To check for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in several different places; don't disregard the resting time, which allows the juices to redistribute.