This was delicious! I was so worried because when I found this recipe, I had already purchased a honeysuckle turkey and it already had a salt solution (8%) injected in it. After reading all over that I should not brine a turkey that already had this salt, i wasn't sure if I should brine. This was my 1st time brining and I followed the recipe exactly but I could not find any savory seasoning. I had a 14 lb turkey and I brined it for around 17-18 hours. I read many reviews from this recipe and others and I think it's important to rinse the bird off REALLY well after brining it! This should help the bird not taste as salty. I rinsed it for about 10 minutes in cold water, inside the bird and out, then patted dry. I didn't use any seasoning other than rubbing it with a little olive oil and some fresh ground pepper. If you use butter instead of Olive oil make sure you are not used a salted butter!! You can buy unsalted sticks! It cooked in 3 hours. It was SO moist and delicious. My dad was skeptical and he has cooked many years and has even brined himself. But when I told him I bought a honeysuckle he didn't think it would be good. It was SO GOOD! Don't let the reviews fool you, YOU CAN BRINE even if the bird was injected. I would cut the salt down to 3/4 cup or half a cup and don't forget to rinse the bird after you brine! You could even sit the bird in cold water for 15 minutes before patting dry to cook. I will always be brining from now on. Thanks for great recipe!
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This was delicious! I was so worried because when I found this recipe, I had already...