Herbed Dry Brined Turkey
1 tbsp. kosher salt per 5 lbs. turkey
1 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme) per 5 lbs. turkey
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper per 5 lbs. turkey
Prep: 10 minutes, Brine: 2 to 3 days, Cook: about 3 to 3½ hours*
2. Place turkey in a large clean plastic bag and twist to seal. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 days, turning bag every day and massaging bag to coat turkey with any juices that have run off.
3. Remove bag and place turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan.
4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Roast turkey according to package directions, about 3 to 3½ hours for a 15 lb. turkey.
5. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
*Cook time will vary depending on the size of the turkey.