Turkey with Salsa Suiza

Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Dishes, Protein Rich
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Prep Time 1 hour
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Total Time 15 hours
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3 cups


Turkey Brine

  • 1 15 lb Turkey
  • 1/2 Gallon Prairie Farms whole milk
  • 2 Gallons water
  • 1 1/2 Gallons ice
  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp Oregano
  • 4 Tbsp Peppercorn
  • 4 Lemon (wedges)
  • 4 Orange (wedges)

Salsa Suiza

  • 2 lbs tomatillos
  • 2 Cups Prairie Farms whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 Cup Swiss cheese, shredded


Turkey Brine

  • Bring all brine ingredients to a boil in large pot (except ice, milk).
  • Remove brine from stove and add ice. Once completely cool, add in turkey and brine for 12-24 hours.
  • Remove from brine, pat completely dry, place in roasting rack / pan and add milk to bottom of roasting pan. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Roast turkey until center of thigh reaches 165 F (around 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours, depending on your oven and temp of the turkey before cooking).

Salsa Suiza

  • In a medium pot add salsa suiza 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 and serve with turkey.

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