A question about a recipe: Butter And Herb Roast Turkey

I have a question about step 2 on the recipe "Butter And Herb Roast Turkey" from sdebrango. It says:

"Put turkey on work surface and make sure it's clean and dry. Insert fingers under skin to loosen the skin from the breast meat. Work slowly so you don't tear the skin. Place lid on pan and put into the oven. No basting required!" I'm a bit confused. When do you rub the compound butter on the breast (step 2)? Before step 1?

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  • November 10, 2012
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Recipe question for: Butter And Herb Roast Turkey

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Monita
Monita November 10, 2012

It seems like the sentence "Place lid on pan and put into the oven. No basting required!" got misplaced. It sounds like the compound butter (reserving some) gets placed under the skin before putting it in the pan

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore November 10, 2012

Yes, Monita's right -- I just moved that instruction to step 5 where it belongs. It should make more sense now!

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sdebrango
sdebrango November 10, 2012

Sorry for the confusion, I sometimes get ahead of myself, yes you put some of the compound butter under the skin, cover and bake then before you crank up the oven and brown the skin I baste the bird with more compound butter.

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