Wow!! Amazing is the best word for this turkey. This was our first time ever having Christmas with the whole family and our first time ever making a whole turkey. We made a few slight adjustments for taste. First, our turkey was 24lbs. We soaked ours in salt water for 2 days only because it wasn't defrosting. Second, we took a steak knife and made stabs in the white meat (like you would a potato) before adding any butter or spices. I guessed on the amount of butter. Third, we didn't have the fresh herbs so we only used a little salt, some pepper and dried parsley. We added the veggies and to the bottom of the pan we added cooking wine (white wine) and chicken broth. We ended up cooking the turkey breast side down for about 3 1/2 hours, flipped it and cooked it for another 2-2 1/2 hours. My mom and grandmother (both Italian) said it was the best turkey they have EVER had. My mother-in-law raved about it. 24lbs and 15 people later, there was a small amount of turkey left.
I highly recommend this recipe. It won't disappoint!!!
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Wow!! Amazing is the best word for this turkey. This was our first time ever having...