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    A Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Turkey? Really?
    Dunkin' Donuts

    Just when you thought Dunkin' had completely infiltrated every aspect of Boston life comes the Dunksgiving Espresso-Brined Turkey.

    Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Massachusetts-based coffee chain shared its recipe for its coffee basted turkey on Buzzfeed.

    In case you're looking for some last-minute inspiration, we've shared the recipe below:

    Brine Ingredients:

    64 ounces chicken broth 

    1 cup sea salt

    1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary 

    1 tablespoon crushed dried sage

    1 tablespoon crushed dried marjoram

    1 tablespoon dried thyme

    4 shots Dunkin’ Espresso

    32 ounces iced water

    Brine Instructions:

    1. In large stock pot add chicken broth, sea salt, rosemary, sage, marjoram, and thyme. Stir and bring to boil.

    2. Stir and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, ensuring all salt dissolves.

    3. Remove from heat and add Dunkin’ Espresso and ice water.

    4. Clean turkey remove neck and giblets. Add brine to cover turkey completely.

    5. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

    Turkey Cooking Ingredients:

    Brined turkey

    16 ounces chicken broth

    2 cups water

    1/2 cup melted butter

    Garlic powder

    Onion powder 

    Black pepper

    Fresh parsley 

    1 whole onion, coarsely chopped

    3 carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks 

    Turkey Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2. Add onion, carrots, and water to turkey-roasting pan with rack on bottom. 

    3. Remove turkey from brine and place in pan.

    4. Pour chicken broth and butter over the turkey. 

    5. Season the turkey with black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh parsley. Cover pan.

    6. Cook at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, approximately 15 to 20 minutes per pound.

    7. Remove foil, baste with additional melted butter, and cook an additional 30 to 45 minutes so that turkey browns.

    8. Remove from oven, cover, and let set for 30 minutes.

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