"Buttermilk brined turkey brings together the plump juicy texture of brined turkey with the tang of buttermilk and an infusion of rosemary, thyme, and sage. It’s a simple approach to making a delicious Thanksgiving turkey that you will want to come back to year after year."
1. Dissolve the salt in boiling water, then add the herbs and steep 5 - 10 minutes to extract the oils in the herbs. Add cold water, then allow to cool.
2. Line a large container with a turkey brining bag, place the turkey inside the bag, then add cold buttermilk, water, and the salty herbal infusion. Secure and refrigerate for at least 24 hours or up to 48 hours.
Continue to rotate the legs from left to right every 30 minutes until a meat thermometer in thickest part of the thigh reads 180º, the breast meat reads 165º, and the skin is crispy and golden brown. For a 14 lb turkey, it should take about 3 - 3 1/2 hours total roasting time.