This is a simple way to prepare a turkey without stuffing. The secret ingredient is butter - it enhances the bird's natural flavour. When the turkey is done, the juices may be used to prepare a gravy by adding cornflour 1 tablespoon at a time until the gravy begins to thicken.
This was my first turkey. It turned out great!! So juicy and tender! I usd aple juice instead of water, and I made a rub of 1 stick melted butter, salt, pepper, rubbed sage, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. I also stuck little pices of butter between the breast and the skin. It was delicious. My husband cant get enough of it. - 21 Feb 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Cooking the turkey upside down does help keep the meat moist. I like to use a cooking bag too because it cooks faster and seems to retain more juice. - 19 Nov 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made this for an early Thanksgiving with the in-laws....they were surprised. I didn't use as much butter as the recipe called for....but wow what a difference. I also added a sprinkling of poultry seasonings to the skin....which made it delicious. Also, I rubbed some butter between the skin and the flesh. I have found that really makes a difference. Thanks for helping me to impress my in-laws....appreciate it. - 21 Nov 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)