Every year for Thanksgiving my Father roasts the turkey and this past year for Thanksgiving I was brave enough to take on the challenge. This Rosemary Turkey recipe was by far the best turkey that my family has ever tasted. I was praised for a job well done and asked to do the turkey again for Christmas that same year. The turkey was perfectly cooked, moist, tender, extremely flavorful. Before making this turkey I researched/read many of the reviews and I decided to put my 12-lb. turkey in a 2 1/2 day brine. The brine consisted of freshly juiced lemons and oranges, peppercorn, freshly chopped basil and rosemary, brown sugar, salt, and water. Thanksgiving day I rubbed the olive oil mixture that I made the night before all over the turkey and under the turkey skin. Then, I stuffed it with 2 halved lemons and onions, 8 cloves of pounded garlic, and four sprigs of rosemary. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this recipe to anyone who is cooking turkey for the first time! It was such a great recipe! It's perfect for whole chickens tOo! I can't wait till next Thanksgiving!
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Every year for Thanksgiving my Father roasts the turkey and this past year for Thanksgiving I...