This really, really, really is amazing! Our Christmas turkey was super juicy and moist that when hubby carved the turkey, it squirted him in the face. Eeek. We got a 10lb frozen turkey that we defrosted in the fridge for 3 days then brined for 2. We did change some stuff in the brine. What we did was add a whole big onion, a sprig of rosemary from the garden, and more garlic, mixed all the ingredients and cooked everything in the saucepan. We then put the mix into the rest of the water and poured it into the thick black garbage bag with the turkey waiting in it. We made sure we burped the cavity and the entire bag of air so the whole turkey is submerged.
When we were ready to cook, we RINSED the turkey off thoroughly and patted dry. Then on the pan, rubbed dried thyme and basil all over the bird. Made a tin foil tent over the turkey as it cooked. For a 10lb bird, we cooked at 175C for 4.5hours, covered, and undisturbed. Then for the last 30minutes, opened the tent up to let butter melt on the skin, and loosely put the tent back on.
It was amazing. We also ended up with almost 2 medium-sized saucepan worth of gravy from the drippings. The gravy too was superb!
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This really, really, really is amazing! Our Christmas turkey was super juicy and moist that...