Get recipes and planning tips for an incredible Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving meal alfresco
Brining: It’s the secret to a moist bird. Brine the turkey, breast down, in an oversize pot such as a boiling-water canner (if it fits in the fridge). Or use an ice chest.
Double-bag turkey using two 13-gal. plastic trash bags (not recycled plastic). Put bagged bird in chest, pour brine over turkey, and seal bags tightly. Add ice to cover.
Tying: For the most even cooking, leave turkey legs loose. Or if you prefer a tidy look, tie them.
Garnishing: Add color with herbs, a banana leaf, and fruit like kumquats.