We used this recipe this Thanksgiving and the turkey came out EXCELLENT! We marinaded the turkey in the champagne and broth for 24 hours before and rubbed the seasonings in the turkey cavity and under the skin and stuffed with carrots, onions, celery and orange as directed. The result was a juicy turkey (even the white meat) that was full of flavor!! Thanks so much!!!
This was the best turkey we've ever had! I substituted Ginger Ale for the wine. It was Juicy and delicious even when cold the next day!!! It was so good, I'm making it for Christmas too!! Thanks
I used this recipe last night and it was truly the most moist (perfect) turkey I have ever done. I cooked a 20 pound Norbest turkey and I used a cooking bag, in which I put everything as this recipe says , including the whole bottle of champagne(Blanc Noir variety).It was perfect, Kirsten! Other notes: I didn't add the carrots because I don't like carrots :-) I rubbed the outside with Olive Oil and some salt and pepper after pouring in the champagne. Although the included temperature gauge popped out at 3 hours, I cooked it another half hour. The white meat was delicious, and not dry at all.
Great recipe, It was very moist, but I did change up a couple things! The night before, I coated the turkey with Kosher salt and let it sit over night in the fridge in a pan of water. The next day I rinsed the turkey off and followed the recipe but I also coated the turkey with margerine and Instead of using foil, I used an oven bag! Everything I changed up also enhances how moist the turkey will be! It was so moist that the meat fell off the bone!! So good! mmmm
I've never made a turkey before, mostly because I never had to for Thanksgiving and I was always afraid to mess up something so big and expensive. Well, my husband brought a free turkey home from work for Christmas, and I found this recipe. Today, we both got together to make this 15lb. turkey. I have to say, it's probably the best turkey I've ever had!!! We were a great team, (I prepared everything, but he got to clean out the turkey and stuff it). The turkey was in the oven about 3 hrs., then I opened the foil up for 30 mins. as directed. After it came out and sat for 15 minutes, the electric knife cut that turkey like it was meant for display; better than my Mom's on any Thanksgiving day. I called and told her we would make it this year. Thankyou for a wonderful recipe even I can follow!
Well, seriously, I love to try new ways of doing turkey and this is, so far, the BEST! It's hard to overcook this turkey because the meat is SO moist and FULL of proper flavor. I mixed up all and lots of the herbs and rubbed the cavity AND 'under' the skin and over the skin. In pouring the ginger ale or Champagne over the turkey be careful and don't pour much over because it washes the herbs off. Maybe rubbing butter on first will help the herbs 'stick' so they won't wash off. I think the champagne is better than the ginger ale only because we found the gravy ended up a 'bit' sweet from the pop and needed to be compensated by more salt and pepper. Some people actually liked the slight sweet taste for a change. No more brining the turkey. No more turning turkey upside down. This is simple, and the white meat is as moist as the dark and NOT dry. We've cooked a lot of turkeys but this is a keeper. That's not to say we won't try another recipe. It's fun to experiment. Enjoy.
I made this today. It was absolutely the best turkey I've ever done. The only thing I did differently was to cook it outside on my gas grill which has a temperature gauge, so it basically worked like an oven. Will definitely do this again. Everyone raved about the turkey.
I have a question. I have never made this recipe. My roaster has a little half inch rack that goes in it. Do I use the rack or let everything sit in the foil? BTW, super excited about trying this.
Ok, I'm a lil late on reviewing this recipe but better late than never right? As a Newlywed, Thanksgiving was the first family holiday meal I was put to the test to make (my mother in-law was so worried she sent us pre-cut turkey slices and all the fixings). Needless to say we didn't need the "emergency care package". I followed this recipe to a T and it came out AMAZING!! My husband and family are raving about it still! The only thing that could have made it better would be if my in-laws were in town to experience it also!! :)
It tasted like I didn't add all those ingredients. Nothing spectacular...not worth the effort or cost of the ingredients :(
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