Dave's Famous Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
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Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
I made this recipe real close to how it's written, but I just did a turkey breast instead of the whole bird and I didn't have onion salt, so I used onion powder. I had issues with the bird not getting up to temperature, which I'm almost positive was due to the tenting. I seriously had this thing in the oven for 5 hours, the last 2 at 375. 3 1/2 hours in, I'm still at 125, so I raised to 375. Took another hour to get to 140. Finally at 4 1/2 hours, I pulled the tenting and it came up very quickly. My oven temperature is right. I have a couple thermometers inside (always) just to make sure my oven isn't lying to me. Now normally, I would pull stars for a recipe so off on timing, but the taste and juiciness of the bird was so fantastic that I can't pull anything off. I actually consider myself a bit of a turkey expert and I've never had one so nice before. The flavor was unique and it was so juicy. One more change I made was I didn't add 1/2 cup of butter every hour hour. I did the initial 1/2 cup, another one about 1 1/2 hours in and then I basted a couple of times with the liquid in the pan. If I was to make it again, I would stick with the onion powder vs. salt. I would sub garlic powder for the salt, and perhaps use unsalted butter. There is plenty of salt in the seasoning salt and the bacon to go around. I will definitely be making again using slightly different baking techniques.
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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Langdon, North Dakota, USA
Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2013
Stuffed the turkey with onion and the herbs, it waz great to add to the wild rice side, really juicy turkey, hubby loved the bacon!!!
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