So I'm here to save your day and post the most amazing turkey recipe. Ever.
My recipe isn't something that I made up. Unfortunately its not mine. But I've been going by this recipe since 2005 now and its turned out amazing each and every year. As a matter of fact The Man doesn't even want me to follow any other recipe. What more can you ask for? The owner of the recipe is non other than Ms. Martha Stewart. I am a true lover of all things Martha. She is my idol. I love her. Sigh.
Martha calls this recipe the Perfect Turkey. And that it is. This is a multi-day process so please make sure you read through and allow yourself proper time. I would also like to mention that yes the brine calls for massive amounts of salt. Please do not be alarmed. It's only a brine. I'm not a big salt person but trust me when I say you need to follow the suggested amounts. A few years back we went to a friends house for Thanksgiving and she needed a turkey recipe. I shared this one with her. She was afraid to use all the salt and so she cut it down. The turkey was seriously lacking in flavor. As someone who orders her fries without the salt, I promise the turkey will not taste over salted.
SO..here is the recipe that the awesome Martha Stewart created.