Rinse your turkey under some cool water then pat dry with some paper towels. OMG did anyone see the episode of Adrienne Maloof on Real Housewives washing her CHICKEN WITH HANDSOAP? Amazing.
So I tried to think of how I could make this recipe vegetarian for my Hardly Housewives homey girl, Caitlin. Something just seemed wrong with replacing turkey with tofu on Thanksgiving. Hmmm....what to do what to do?
All kidding aside, you can't have Thanksgiving without a Turkey. And as far as I'm concerned, you just can't have a dry turkey. Follow this recipe to get a super moist and juicy turkey like this one. Yum, look at that. I'm drooling, despite the fact I ate half of this last night.
Normally, I stay far, far away from the turkey. That's usually my husband's job. But, now that I'm documenting my kitchen escapades, I've started living on the edge. Cue Aerosmith....now.
Also, see that little mark on the side of the turkey? Despite my desperate pleas, my husbands likes to "slap the turkey." I'm convinced this mark is from him. Pray for me.
here. The last time I did this I put the butter UNDER the skin. I thought I would try over the skin this time and I actually liked it better. And it was also a lot less work. Less work = good.
Liberally add all of the butter to the outside so it looks like this. Do not lick the turkey.