Easy & Juicy Whole Roasted Turkey

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Nov. 20, 2012

No basting. No flipping. Brine. Season. Bake. That's it! I'm in love with this easy juicy whole roasted turkey recipe and once you try it, I'm sure you will be too. The skin is PERFECTLY seasoned and the meat...lawd have mercy, it's amazing to say the least, tender, juicy, and moist. What more could you ask for in a turkey?


Turkey bird 16 Pound , thawed
For brine
Buttermilk 1 Gallon
Kosher salt 8 Tablespoon
Poultry seasoning 2 Tablespoon
Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm) , crushed
White onion 1 Medium , chopped finely
For inside cavity
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Apple 1 Medium
Orange 1 Medium
For seasoned butter
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick)
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Cajun seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Poultry seasoning 1 Tablespoon
Oregano 1 Teaspoon
Basil 1 Teaspoon
Thyme 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon


For directions, please visit http://divascancook.com/2012/11/easy-juicy-whole-turkey-recipe-brined-moist-buttermilk-roasted.html

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 240 Minutes
Ready In: 240 Minutes
Servings: 18

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 796Calories from Fat 345

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2914 mg121.42%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 91 g182%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet