Basting a dry brined turkey

Do you have to baste Russ Parsons Dry Brined turkey?

  • Posted by: Emily
  • November 19, 2016


creamtea November 21, 2016
No, I never do.
Leith D. November 20, 2016
I soak a cheesecloth in melted butter, lemon zest and lemon juice and drape the turkey with it. It bastes it and the skin comes out brown and crispy without opening the oven door.
MMH November 20, 2016
There is no reason to baste. Basting does not penetrate & only cools the oven when you open the door.
Susan W. November 20, 2016
No you sure don't. I basted mine with butter when I put it in as he suggests, but that's it. Watch it closely, mine cooked at the speed of light. Best turkey ever.
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