In a large bowl or ice chest large enough to hold turkey and liquid, combine water, salt and sugar and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Place turkey inside of brining liquid (liquid should cover turkey completely) and marinate turkey overnight (refrigerated).
Preheat oven to 475ºF.
When ready to cook the turkey, in a small bowl whisk together corn syrup, cane syrup, butter and Creole seasoning. Remove turkey from brining liquid and pat dry with paper towels. Place turkey on a rack, breast side down, and baste with syrup-butter mixture. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300ºF and continue baking for another 45 minutes, breast side down, basting every 30 minutes. Turn turkey over and continue cooking, about 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature in the deepest part of the high reads 155ºF. Let turkey rest while you make the gravy.
In a saucepan, place 1 1/2 cups of pan drippings and add trinity and garlic. Add turkey neck and giblets and simmer over medium high heat for 10 minutes. Whisk in flour and combine well, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and stir well to combine. Cook 5 minutes, or until thickened, and season with salt, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Let simmer 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld, then serve immediately with roast turkey.
FOR THE OYSTER DRESSING:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Generously oil a baking dish.
In a large skillet, heat oil until it begins to smoke. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery and sauté, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes longer. Lower heat and fold in bread, oysters and their liquor, and broth. Stir until moistened and add green onions, parsley, Creole seasoning, and hot pepper sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour dressing into baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 minutes, until golden brown on top.
Yield: 4 servings