Move over ladies, I'm jumpin on the band wagon! Thanks to this recipe I'm a turkey roastin' pro. My father was skeptical about me hosting Thanksgiving this year and he cracked TONS of turkey disaster jokes all week. But yesterday he had nothing to say except "pass me just a little bit more turkey please" and he said this about 4 times. JUICY, TENDER, FLAVORFUL, and lovely.... Here's what I did: After washing it, and brining (kosher salt/brown sugar mix for 6 hours), I was GENEROUS with the buttering. I mixed rosemary, basil, and thyme with a stick of soft butter and then shoved most of it under the skin, all on top and around the breast area. TRUST ME if i can do this so can you. It was practically comical and i'm glad no one was watching because I didn' t have a clue! I used any remainder of the butter mix and rubbed it all over the outside of the bird. I didn't have any poultry seasoning so i used oregano, italian seasoning mix, a small layer of salt and pepper and sage, along with the minced onions. I had a 16 pound bird so 4 full hours of roasting with foil and 5 minutes broiling for the browning of the bird. I never once opened the oven during the entire 4 hours. Because it was COVERED, it was extremely juicy and made a LOT of broth which i removed just before broiling it. Best turkey i've tasted!
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Move over ladies, I'm jumpin on the band wagon! Thanks to this recipe I'm a turkey roastin'...