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October 7, 20170


The Sweet Potato Toronto - the perfect roast turkey recipe

How to Roast a Perfect Turkey

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes


  • 1 turkey
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • stuffing

For the Brine

  • filtered water
  • cup sea salt
  • ¼ cup organic sugar
  • ½ bunch sage
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • 1 lemon


  • Place your turkey in a large pot, bin, or cooler (anything big enough to fit the turkey).
  • Add enough water to cover, and mix in the salt, sugar, sage and thyme.
  • Cut the lemon in half, gently squeeze, and add the to the container.
  • Close the lid and store in the fridge for 2-12 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Remove your turkey from the brine, rinse and pat dry.
  • Pick your favourite stuffing recipe and gently fill the cavity of your turkey (do not pack). Fasten the cavity shut using a metal or thick bamboo skewer. Cross the legs, and tie them together with baking twine.
  • Line the bottom of a large roasting pan with 2-3 celery stalks and 2 sliced onions, and place the turkey on top of the veggies breast side down.
  • Keep your turkey uncovered and pop it in the oven, reducing heat to 325°F after 15 minutes. The turkey should cook for 12-15 minutes per pound.
  • Using tongs or 2 forks in either end of the turkey, flip the bird over to brown the skin for the last 15-20 minutes.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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