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Salt and Pepper Turkey

Recipe photo courtesy of Roland Bello

Spreading butter under the skin enhances the flavor of the breast meat.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2009
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When Martha made this recipe with Sarah Carey on "The Martha Stewart Show," they did not prepare the giblet stock. To prepare the recipe they made, substitute unsalted butter and disregard giblet stock instructions.

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  • Rachel1989
    27 NOV, 2013
    Darn good turkey! We used Lawry's Seasoned Salt instead of salt and pepper, since that's my husband's preference for poultry, but other than that we followed the directions. It had been a long, long time since I made a turkey and we were more than satisfied.
  • StarlaCook
    24 NOV, 2011
    This was perfect for my first Thanksgiving Hostessing! Simple & helped take the stress out of it! The accompanied video is excellent & vital for this first time turkey cook! I followed Martha & buttered the outside too! I threw the innards out & stuffed it with instant stuffing this time. Now that I have Turkey cooking confidence I will try the Roast Turkey with Herb Butter next year & maybe real stuffin! Yum! It was a very good day!
  • abensen
    29 NOV, 2010
    I was nervous to be in charge of the turkey for my family's Thanksgiving gathering this year. Everyday Food really came through with this recipe. The meat came out tender and juicy. The gravy was very flavorful and rich. I did not stuff the turkey with stuffing (we baked it in a separate dish) and this reduced the baking time by about an hour. I also basted the turkey every 30 minutes with the pan juices. Huge success - thanks!!

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