About WPTV NewsChannel 5As Seen On


Thanksgiving Day turkey recipes (11/23/17)

Posted at 4:18 AM, Nov 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-23 07:15:15-05

Never fail turkey brine: 

  • 10 qt luke warm water
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 3 cup Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup toasted peppercorns
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bunch of sage
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup of kosher salt 
  • 10 bay leafs  
  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. Submerge turkey in brine for up to 24 hours. 

Turkey rub:

  • 1lbs. Whole butter room temperature
  • Kosher salt and pepper  
  • Season very aggressively especially in the cavity of turkey.

Healthy mashed potatoes: (vegan)

  • 1lbs. cauliflower steamed or boiled until soft
  • 1lbs. russet potatoes simmered until soft 
  • 4 oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz. of almond milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix all ingredients until smooth.

Devilish mashed potatoes:

  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes simmer until soft
  • 4 oz. whole butter
  • 6 oz. heavy whipping cream 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. 

Cornbread stuffing:

  • 4 oz onions diced
  • 4 oz celery diced 
  • 1T garlic minced 
  • 8 oz butter
  • 4 cups turkey stock
  • 4 cups cornbread stuffing mix. 
  • Sweat vegetable in butter until tender. Add turkey stock and bring to boil. Then add cornbread stuffing mix and stir until all incorporated.

Put roasting pan on stove burner, add turkey stock and use wood spoon to scrape off fond on bottom of pan. Once the fond has been lifted slowly add in roux. Roux is a flour and fat mixture used to thicken soup and stocks. The ratio you should use is 1/1 or 1 lbs of butter and 1 lbs of flour. Melt butter on heat and then add flour.