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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Heather is looking for: (2 recommendations)
2 Turkey Questions: 1) I use the inside recipe...I add some melted butter to the mixture per reviews. Would it do any good to apply the night before and let it all settle in? 2) 2 co workers of mine SWEAR by coating/basting their turkeys in mayo!! Anyone else agree or do? They say I will never go back!

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Last updated: Nov. 19, 2012 9:23 am
Posted: Nov. 19, 2012 4:49 am
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Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Submitted by: LISAKHAMM 
This is an easy and delicious recipe for a turkey that is perfectly browned on the outside while being both tender and juicy on the inside! 
Recommended by: Heather
Nov. 19, 2012 5:00 am
Nov. 19, 2012 5:00 am
opps hah forgot to post right away! Got to reading Petey's blog!
Nov. 19, 2012 5:29 am
That recipe is a fairly standard herb mixture. I usually brush the bird with a few tablespoons of melted butter before placing in the oven. That helps the sking to brown evenly. I think it would be fine to rub the herbs/spices on the night before. Can't help with the mayo question, never heard of that.
Nov. 19, 2012 5:42 am
Thanks GF! That is how I normally do...thinking I may just keep doing so. RIGHT? hahah Curious to see if others use Mayo!
Nov. 19, 2012 5:54 am
Hi Heather, I have always used mayo. It browns the bird nicely and seasons the skin delicately as well. I find that the skin will crisp up nicer too. Sometimes, I will lift the skin up on the breast and place small pats of butter between the breast and the skin. The butter melts into the meat and tastes great. If I'm doing that I will also add some fresh herbs under the skin as well.
Nov. 19, 2012 6:56 am
Thanks Rosebud! I might have to give this method a try for x-mas!
Shanon K ♥
Nov. 19, 2012 7:13 am
Never used mayo but I use a blend of butter, sage, kosher salt, onion, lemon zest..... put all over, under skin and in cavity! Turns out GREAT..... it does give your bird a green glaze, but OH so GOOD!
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Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Submitted by: Chef John 
This tangy lemon-yogurt chicken is grilled to caramelized perfection over a charcoal grill. 
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Nov. 19, 2012 7:35 am
The mayo technique seems to work best on the grill . . . you can also use yogurt or sour cream, and there are several chicken recipes on this site which are prepared this way, including this one by Chef John . . . some others: “Not Your Average Grilled Chicken” and “Best Baked Chicken”
Nov. 19, 2012 8:37 am
Commercial mayo uses pastuerized eggs, but if using homemade mayo I would NOT coat the bird until shortly before putting in the oven. Certainly not the night before.
Nov. 19, 2012 9:23 am
same process as the grilled cheese:-)
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