I guarantee that you will receive rave reviews at your Christmas dinner with this roast turkey recipe! Garnish with fresh thyme, rosemary and bay leaf. Use your favourite sausage stuffing for this recipe.
This recipe gave the turkey the prettiest color I have ever seen. But the cheese cloth had to be basted about every hour and I ended up taking it off and covering the turkey with foil for the last two hours of cooking. I found that the moistness of the turkey was not really that much different than what I usually get and most of the flavor was in the skin instead of in the meat. Maybe injecting the turkey would allow more of the flavor to come out. Probably won't do this recipe again, but it was nice to try something different. - 26 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am usually not a big fan of turkey, but wanting to cook a traditional yet unusual dinner for Thanksgiving, I tried this recipe. Am I glad I did. I'm sold! It was the best turkey I ever had. I will never cook turkey any other way. - 07 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Used this recipe for our very first Christmas turkey dinner (we're newlyweds). My mother-in-law was impressed. The directions, as written, are not that easy to understand though. - 30 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)