This Smoked Turkey recipe comes to us from Rob Cooks, and he knows how to cook up a moist, flavorful, and tasty bird. The sweet brine tenderizes, and the simple rub lets the true flavor of the protein shine through. This is a sure bet for a delicious feast any time of year.
2 Cup kosher salt
2 Cup sugar
2 Gallon Water (1/2 Gal is Ice)
1 (12-14 lb) turkey, fresh or thawed
1/2 Cup kosher salt
1/2 Cup coarse ground black pepper
(3 sticks) unsalted butter