OMG!!! This was the best tasting and juiciest turkey I have ever made!!! I mixed about 2 tablespoons of butter with a little olive oil and added fresh chopped sage, rosemary, smoked sea salt and pepper and rubbed the entire turkey with it. I also rubbed this mixture up under the skin of the breasts. I then cored and quartered an apple and quartered an onion and put them inside the bird. I put the turkey in the bag, laying breast side DOWN, on top of the stalks of celery and onions in the bag, poured a bottle of hard apple cider over and in the bird, put it all in the roasting pan and cooked my 12 pound bird for only about 2 hours in a 350 degree oven!! After it had cooked for about an hour, and was lightly browned on the bottom, I then turned it all over, breast side up so the breasts would brown. WOW!!!! So juicy and tender. The meat just wanted to fall off the bones.
I will never cook my Thanksgiving bird any other way.
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OMG!!! This was the best tasting and juiciest turkey I have ever made!!! I mixed about 2...