Peel garlic and mash it a little bit
Cut ginger into slices
Half the onion
Cut green onion into strips
Pour 12 cups of water into a big pot. Then, add 1 cup of kosher salt, onion, green onion, ginger, cinnamon sticks, start anise, clove, garlic and soy sauce. Next, turn on medium to high fire to boil them, until it’s boiling. Then, turn to small fire and simmer for 15-30 minutes.
After that, add 6 cups of ice into the brine water and let it cool off. Remember to let the liquid completely cool down. Then, immerse the whole turkey start with the breast side for few hours and turn the other side. Brine the turkey for a day and overnight.
Use a paper towel to dry the turkey and put it through the angel fruit cake stand. Cut up 3 potatoes, 4 carrots, 3 sticks of celery and mix them with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of black pepper. Then, lay the mixed vegetables around the tray.
Preheat the oven for 425 F. Add a cup of water around the tray and vegetables. Bake the whole turkey at 425 F for an hour. Then, change the temperature to 350 F and bake around 1.5 hours until it reaches 165 F internal temperature. Next, cover the whole turkey and rest for 5-10 minutes before cut up.