In Response to Re: need best way to cook a turkey:
Welcome aboard, Kenny! I have tried various methods of turkey cooking over the years, including on the barbecue, in the microwave, and in the oven in a brown paper bag. My favorite is the dry-brining I have been doing the past 2 years. Three days before roasting, take 1 tbsp. of kosher salt for each 5 pounds of turkey. Rub the salt on the outside of the thawed or fresh turkey, and some on the inside. Put the turkey in a large turkey size oven bag, and put back in the refrigerator. Massage the turkey once a day. On the day of roasting, bring the turkey to room temperature 1 hour before cooking. I start mine at 425 for 30 minutes, and then 325 for the remaining time. It usually takes a 20 lb. turkey 3-1/2 - 4 hours to cook. I use a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh, just to make sure. This is not a stuffed turkey. I bake my dressing separately in a casserole dish. Turkeys are very easy to roast, so don't be intimidated! Just make sure it's thawed before cooking. lol
Posted by Verlee T
Hi Verlee,Have you ever done a turkey in a liquid brine? I have done this and it is very good.If you have which method do you prefer wet or dry? I brine my chicken and pork if I have the time and remember to do it,all with excellent results.