15 Reviews

I was born and raised in Germany, so turkey is not really my cup of tea but when I tried this recipe for Thanksgivimg, all my (american!) friends said that they never had a better turkey! Great recipe, easy to follow.

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Birgit 2 December 07, 2002

For those of you who were as confused as Recipezaar's computer by the N.B. ... it stands for Nota Bene, which is Latin for Note Well. Although I am not a new cook, Turkey is not on my resume, but I found this procedure very easy to follow. Once I have tried it, I'll be back to rate it.

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Bill Hilbrich September 26, 2001

I made this in January just for the fun of it. I have never cooked a turkey before, but was given one and needed to find a way to prepare it. The procedure was easy to follow, and the turkey was amazing! The herbs are a really nice added flavour. I didn't use the mushroom stuffing mentioned though, because we ar enot mushrrom fans here...I used the bread stuffing that is with Roast Turkey with Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing. Thanx for the recipe!!

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Jewel Goodwin February 16, 2003

I never cooked a Thanksgiving turkey by myself, until today! I can honestly say that, thanks to your recipe, our dinner came out great! My husband said that he thought this was the best turkey he has ever had! We made an unstuffed, 14 pound turkey and cooked it for just under 4 hours. It came out tender and flavorful! Thank you so much!

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BelleofPA November 25, 2010

Super-simple! Tasted wonderful! I loved the herb-butter idea and plan to use it whenever I roast a bird from now on. Thanks so much for posting!

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AB_Fan December 03, 2009

Thank you Bergy! This was my second turkey and my first family dinner with the inlaws Was a total hit and so easy to make!! Felt very confident about making it with the descriptive steps. So confident in fact that a=I shared it with my future Daughter in law. She hasn't made one yet and my stepson

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fredegirlcooks November 26, 2009

Wonderful! Made great broth for my southern cornbread dressing. I used butter, fresh cracked pepper and kosher flake salt. Will decrease the thyme a bit next time, but otherwise wouldn't change a thing!

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cook from scratch November 26, 2009

Thank you so much for this posting, Bergy!! This recipe was so easy to follow and the turkey came out spectacular. The only variation I did was to use fresh herbs rather than dried and it really came through in the flavour. Having never cooked a turkey before, I was really nervous. Your recipe made my Christmas dinner a breeze! Thank you again!! :)

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Catherine Wall December 26, 2007

While not a _new cook_ I borrowed your recipe to brighten up my Thanksgiving meal. Spreading the herbed butter mixture under the turkey skin was a brilliant success! The drippings also made a rich, savory gravy when mixed with a little flour. I made another batch of the butter, using the same herbs only fresh minced, to serve alongside the hot dinner rolls and everyone except the kids loved it. (quoting one grandson: “Green leaves do not go on bread, Gran.� ;-)) Thanks for teaching this _old_ cook some new tricks!

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SusieQusie December 01, 2007

I was really intimidated by some of the other recipes on this site, and I wanted to make my first Thanksgiving as hostess the best possible. This really worked great! I was unable to get the margarine mixture under the breast skin, but it still turned out super moist and flavorful, and I got rave reviews! Thanks a million, Bergy!

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Liorah November 27, 2007
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