Give your turkey a flavor bath in our orange citrus brine, then give it a rubdown with Traeger Turkey Rub and roast over our special Turkey Blend Hardwood for a bird worth remembering. Mention this post and receive 10% off our Turkey Pellets & Brining Kit while supplies last!
TRAEGER ORANGE BRINE (FROM KIT)
TRAEGER TURKEY RUB (FROM KIT)
1.25-2.5 GALLONS COLD WATER
1 CUP BOURBON
1 TBSP. BUTTER, MELTED
1 TBSP. GRAND MARNIER OR OTHER ORANGE- FLAVORED LIQUOR
TURKEY PELLET BLEND (INCLUDES RUB & BRINE KIT)
Mix Traeger Orange Brine seasoning (from Orange Brine & Turkey Rub Kit) with one quart of water.
Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add 1 gallon of cold water and bourbon. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
Place turkey breast side down in a large container. Pour cooled brine mix over bird. Add cold water until bird is submerged. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
Remove turkey and disregard brine. Blot turkey dry with paper towels. Combine butter and Grand Marnier and coat outside of turkey.
Season outside of turkey with Traeger Turkey Rub (from Orange Brine & Turkey Rub Kit).
When ready to cook, preheat the Traeger Grill to 325 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.
Smoke turkey, breast up, for 2 hours. Increase temperature to 350 degrees F and roast turkey until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the high reaches 165F, 2 to 3 hours, depending on size of turkey.
Let rest 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!