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  1. Nicole

    Can I dry brine a pre-butter basted turkey? The label on my turkey says that is has been “deep basted with normandy style cultured butter”. I assume the butter has salt in it, so I would reduce amount of kosher salt for brining. But is it worth it, or better just to cook this type of turkey as norma, not brined?

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  2. Isabel

    Forgot to mention your link to the video on carving the turkey was a great help and the juices produced by the turkey resulted in the best gravy ever according to the family! Two thumbs up!

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  3. Isabel

    Thirty pound turkey dry brined and stuffed came out perfect!! Thanks for the perfect recipe. As with so many other readers this method goes into my Thanksgiving recipe folder for all future birds. Your detailed instructions and comments in brining gave me the confidence to try it out on such a special occasion. I’ve already passed this on to family and friends. Thanks again Summer and Simply Recipes! Regards, Thanksgiving in Málaga, Spain!

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  4. Ann

    Made this turkey for thanksgiving and it was definitely moist. That said, I would not use the lemon or garlic next time, as it imparted a bitterness to the turkey. The gravy turned out so salty it was hard to eat except for a drizzle. So next time we will rinse the at least the inside of the bird before cooking.

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  5. Angela

    Made this turkey two days in a row and both days it turned out perfect. Summer Miller is the bomb. Can’t wait to try her next recipe

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