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I got complimented on my Turkey and that never happens
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
According to family members, this is the BEST turkey that I have ever made. I just followed the instructions with the kit and used the kit exactly as described. It was pretty simple to do. I bought a frozen turkey (since it is cheaper by like 1/2 the price). I thawed it per US FDA recommendations, which are also given in the kit. My 20 lb turkey needed to defrost for 4-5 days in the fridge. Then, I took the turkey and brined it per the instructions of the kit. You take the kit seasoning and have it dissolve in hot water then let the water cool. Then put the clean defrosted turkey in the bag with the brine and more water, some apple-cider vinegar. You let that brine for about as many hours as your turkey is. Mine took ~20 hours to brine. Then, you take the turkey out and let it dry so it has liquid come off. Then, you RUB the heck on the surface of the turkey to cover the skin in a thick layer of protective butter. You stick the turkey in the oven at LOW temperature to cook for a long time. You stick an apple in its butt (optional and not listed in instructions but I find it gives it moisture). You put a foil tent on it to guard the breast from browning since the leg (dark meat) and breast meat (white meat) cook at different rates. You let it cook for an hour like so, and then take off the foil tent. Then let it cook for the remainder at the same temp. My turkey based on size took 4 hours to cook this way. You don't need to baste it at all as long as you have a good layer of butter on it (to prevent it from burning). It will TASTE AMAZING. The Cajun seasoning was my favorite. I want to get more and hope they come out with more variations for next year.