Turkey with Salsa Suiza

Recipe and image compliments of Milk Life.

  • Prep Time
    1500 Minutes

  • Cook Time
    210 Minutes

  • Servings
    15

Ingredients

Turkey

  • 15 pound turkey
  • 2 gallons water
  • 1 1/2 gallons ice
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons oregano
  • 4 tablespoons peppercorn
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 4 orange wedges
  • 1/2 gallon Hiland Dairy Milk

Suiza Salsa

  • 2 pounds tomatillos
  • 2 cups Hiland Dairy Milk
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup Emmental cheese, shredded

Directions

  • Turkey: Brining in a large pot is best. Bring all ingredients to a boil (except turkey, milk, and ice).
  • Remove brine from stove and add ice. Once completely cool, add in turkey and brine for 12-24 hours. The longer the better.
  • Remove turkey from brine, pat completely dry, place in roasting rack/pan and add milk to the bottom of roasting pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Roast turkey until center of thigh reaches 165° F (around 2.5-3.5 hours, depending on your oven and temperature of the turkey before cooking).
  • Suiza Salsa: In a medium pot, add suiza salsa ingredients, using the roasting liquid to cover.
  • Cook until soft, remove and blend with shredded cheese in a food processor or blender. Season as needed.