I had to cook my turkey in a hurry because I accidently turn off my oven and it was off for 90 minutes so my schedule was off. I had prepared the turkey just as described and put it in the oven. So I decided to cook it in a hurry by tenting it with foil and sealing it tight. At about 2 hours of roasting it at 450 degrees I took the foil off to brown it thinking I could put the foil back on at the end. This was an 18 pound turkey and at the end of the 2 1/2 hours when it was brown it was also completely roasted. This was by far the best turkey I have ever eaten. The combination of the fabulous recipe and the fact that I sealed it and roasted it at high heat gave me the moistest, best seasoned turkey ever. Thanks so much for posting this recipe and I am glad I screwed up and needed to cook at high heat.
Best Turkey recipe I've tried yet. My family is still raving about this turkey. I made this for a Thanksgiving dinner in June and my family LOVED it.
This was the juciest yummy turkey I've ever had. As others, I only added half the salt which was perfect.
Delicious, very moist and flavorful! I did not find it necessary to brown during the last 15 minutes, but next time I will not cover the legs and wings unless they start to brown too much. I will definitely make this again. Thanks!
This turkey recipe for taste is a 5 and a 4 for the amount of time it takes to get it browned. The taste is amazing and well worth the effort. The drippings made super gravy. The tenting is good but the wings and legs (dark meat) were not cooked all the way with them covered and cooking it way longer than stated. That said the turkey was moist and tasty. Thanks for sharing Alan! Enjoy! ChefDLH
The turkey was moist and very tasty (the herbs were a great addition). The drippings were added to and helped make a great gravy. Thanks!
An excellent recipe. I roasted a frozen turkey instead of the usual fresh turkey that I used to buy. The entire turkey was very moist and was very tasty. I used a 1/4 lb of butter instead of 4 tbs. I also suggest leaving the tent on for 2 hours and the basting is a must.
Served this turkey for the first Christmas Eve dinner I ever hosted and it was a hit! Very flavorful and moist--not a shred leftover (bad for me; it must make a yummy sandwich). Thanks for posting!
Great recipe! Everyone loved it! Thanks!