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no pardon for this bird - i am so proud of my turkey! | by BellaGaia
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no pardon for this bird - i am so proud of my turkey!

i have not roasted a turkey in almost 20 years (hey, we get it from honey baked) but this year i gave it a shot and it was some work (brining etc) but definitely worth it. this started off a 20 lb. fresh broad breasted turkey and I tried brining (a combo of a few dif recipes) despite a couple of bumps in the road.... (turned the oven off accidentally midway through cooking and had to completely reheat the oven and continue... could not find my roasting rack... i raised it by making little cigars out of foil... and it worked (i read it in some life hack thing) that is probably the most noteworthy thing. the other notes are pretty typical. rubbed soft butter under the skin on the breast, stuffed with cut up orange, lemon, apple and onion. roasted breast down till the last hour and then turned over to brown the breast.... JUICY and totally flavorful.

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Taken on November 27, 2014