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I've been making turkey for 30 years and this has got to be the best recipe yet. I usually don't brine but decided the morning of Thanksgiving to give it a try and used the quick method (doubling the salt and sugar and letting it sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours) and it resulted in the most moist and flavorful turkey I've ever made. The other difference was that I used a fresh rather than a frozen turkey and it came out so tender and juicy even the breast meat which typically comes out on the dry side. Even my mother (a very picky eater) enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
This was my first turkey ever made solo and my mom loved it! I was worried since my turkey was a bit larger so I just watched the thermometer and it turned out great. The brine is what makes this- you could anything to the butter when coating the bird but the brine leaves the meat super juicy. Thanks for the recipe!!
I started hosted thanksgiving when I moved into my house 5 years ago for about 23 ppl. I always get a 23lb turkey double this recipe and it turns out juicy and delicious! This photo is from 2014 on my 1st try and I haven t wanted to change it up ever since! Very simple.
I usually use the "Out of this world turkey brine" or the plain "Turkey brine" recipe from this site but decided to change things up a bit. Wow! Wow! WOW! I made a 22 lb turkey and tripled the recipe (probably was a bit too much). I have to admit I was very leery of using the sugar but it had great reviews so I decided to go for it. The gravy was so good (and I'm not a real big fan of gravy). I admitted to my husband toward the end of dinner that I had changed the brine recipe and his response was "Well looks like you found a keeper". Definitely easy and definitely worth trying!