30 Days of Thanks
Day 20 - I am thankful for my countertop turkey roaster that I bought at Target on sale. Best 27 dollars I ever spent.
This year I purchased a countertop turkey roaster. I always stress out over Turkey Day because we have one oven and by the time the bird goes in it there is no room for any sides. This year I don't have to worry. See working on the zen thing already!
Of course I did a test turkey since I have never used a countertop roaster before. It is very similar to a crockpot.
I used Alton Brown's brine recipe on the bird and brined him up overnight and part of the next day. The only change I made was that I used chicken stock instead of vegetable. I couldn't find veggie stock anywhere in my store. I also used ground fresh ginger since my store also didn't carry candied ginger. I popped him in the roaster around 2 and he was nice and done by 4:30. I over estimated my time and figured it would take longer so dinner was a little early. I turned it on low while I made some sides to go with it. Let me just tell you that gravy from a brined turkey is absolutely the best gravy you will ever put in your mouth. I am just letting you know now. It seems like a lot of work to brine but the flavor is so worth it! I have made this recipe for a few years now and always had a delicious bird! I am very happy that it turned out so well on the counter.