81 Reviews

I had never brined the turkey before. Wow! What a difference. We loved this recipe! I left the turkey in the brine for 1 1/2 days and let the turkey dry in the refrigerator for another day. Before baking it, I made a mixture of garlic, fresh lemon juice, olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning and put it under the skin of the turkey. Then, I rubbed the exterior of the skin with a mixture of olive oil and fresh lemon juice. The whole family said it was the best turkey we've ever had. Thanks for a great recipe.

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PanNan November 28, 2002

This the best turkey I have ever made!It was so juicy,and the flavor was excellent.I skipped the lemons and just stuffed the bird.

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Ironblaze November 25, 2001

Yes, this recipe makes for a wonderful turkey. The bird was juicy, easy to carve, but most of all full of flavor. Even though my brining bag burst during the prep, I vow to brine all poultry from now on. It was so good that I can now laugh about having to mop up 6-8 quarts of briney water the day before Thanksgiving. :)

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CT from Aquamaniacs December 02, 2003

The best turkey ever

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Ariela Gugenheim December 08, 2005

The brining was great for a moist turkey. Mine came out tasting rather salty, though. I notice that most other brining recipes only call for one cup of salt, so next time I'll just cut the salt in half.

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lucy k. December 27, 2003

I am always responsible fo rthe turkey for the holidays. After reading all the reviews, I thought this would be worth the effort. Boy, were they right!! This was the most moist turkey I have ever made, and the flavor was wonderful. I didn't change a thing, and the compliments were endless. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!!

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Debbie56 December 22, 2003

Best turkey I ever had!I left it in the brine for 48 hours then B.B.Q. on a gas grill, it was the best. The white meat was as moist as the dark, I will do it again soon. Thank you John

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JOHN JENKINS December 17, 2003

Never had a brined turkey before. Good good good, excellent recipe. Try it I promise you will like it. I let my stand for about 19hours. Very worth trying. Also I am a guy and have never cooked a turkey before and had to cook one for 14 people on Thanksgiving..so I was very nervous, this turkey turned out awesome.

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ipon70 December 07, 2003

I have to join the crowd and say that this was a fantastic turkey! I brined it for about 16 hours, then cooked it in a Reynolds (TM) oven bag (I never remember to baste, so this solves that issue!) It was by far the most moist and flavorful turkey I have ever made - thanks for the great recipe!

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BarbBQ43 December 03, 2003

This was great. I always brine my chicken pieces before making fried chicken but this was the first time I've brined a turkey. The meat is much more flavorful done this way.

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