How to Cook a Moist Turkey
Remove turkey from packaging and remove giblets. Rinse well on inside and out.
In a large stock pot boil water and add salt so it dissolves, once achieved allow water to cool to room temp. Then add the turkey. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to cook preheat oven to 350 degrees and remove turkey from the brine. Rinse off.
Pat turkey dry and place in a roasting pan with the wings on the bottom and tucked under the bird.
Add apple and vegetables into the cavity of the bird.
Pour olive oil on top of the bird and generously season with salt and pepper all over.
Put turkey in the oven and cook according to the chart above or until the internal temp. is 165 degrees.
If the skin on top begins to brown too fast create a looser tent of aluminum foil over the top. When done allow to rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing
Timing = 10-18 lbs is 3-3.5 hrs, 18-22 lbs is 3.5-4 hrs, 22-24 lbs. is 4-4.5 hrs, 24-29 lbs. is 4.5-5 hrs
Serving: 3oz | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 19137mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg