"THE ACCIDENTAL BIRD"
QUICK NOTE TO FOLLOWERS...
this is positively THE BEST, moist and perfectly seasoned turkey i have ever tasted let alone cooked.
lucky for you i tested this early.
please accept my apology for the IPhone photo...i know it's awful. i had no intention of posting, but i just had to let you know about this fabulous bird in hopes you might give it a try.
click on link for recipe and follow exact instructions
THERE'S STILL TIME
it takes 2-3 days
1-2 day dry brine in the fridge(2 days better)
uncover overnight to dry
and ONLY 1 hour and 45 minutes to cook (time for 12-13 pound bird)
NOTES... i used a Butterball "FRESH" turkey. make sure you "muddle" the salt, rosemary and lemon zest for the dry brine. it will adhere better. i used a convection oven and adjusted temp. accordingly, lowering by 20 degrees. i used a probe thermometer and removed the bird when it registered 174 F in the thigh. make sure to let it rest for a good 25-30 minutes.