BEST EVER "BAKED" TURKEY
- Thawed Turkey
- ½ cup Sea Salt
- Butter (NOT MARGARINE)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 10 or 12 cloves of Garlic
- Ground Allspice
- Poultry Seasoning
Soak THAWED Turkey in COLD water and ½ cup Sea Salt for 4 hrs. (Every hr or so I add ice to the water).
Then after soaking is finished pat the bird dry inside and out with a lint free cloth.
Place turkey in roasting pan and gently lift the skin and put BUTTER under the skin (I use a lot of butter) Then rub the outside of the skin and the cavity with Olive Oil.
Chop the garlic in a food processor with a bit of water added (about a ¼ of a cup)
Brush the chopped garlic and juice all over the outside and don’t forget the cavity.
Sprinkle the allspice and the poultry seasoning on the outside and the cavity of the Turkey. Don’t use too much …just a good sprinkling of both.
Now cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 ..20 minutes per lb is about normal.
If you intend to stuff the bird do so about the last hour.
I promise you will never cook turkey any other way! Enjoy!!