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Basting a dry brined turkey

Do you have to baste Russ Parsons Dry Brined turkey?

asked by Emily 7 months ago
4 answers 317 views
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Susan W

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added 7 months ago

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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added 7 months ago

There is no reason to baste. Basting does not penetrate & only cools the oven when you open the door.

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Leith Devine

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added 7 months ago

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.

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Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added 7 months ago

No, I never do.

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