Q:How do I dry-brine my bird?
A: Easy. For a 10- to 15-pound bird, combine two tablespoons of kosher salt with one tablespoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl. Use the mixture to season your bird evenly across all of its surfaces, making sure to get it into the nooks and crannies under the wings and around the legs. Place the bird on a plate in the fridge overnight, loosely covered with plastic or cheesecloth.