Happy day after Urkey Day, Dear Readers! I hope you (and your turkey, Tom) were fat, full and happy!
That said, I figured something out yesterday when I was stuffing poor Tom, something I think might be useful for future turkey roasting extravaganzas... Ready? Okay!
Instead of slathering infused, soft butter onto the turkey meat, try pouring butter under there instead.
Yesterday, I made a butter, olive oil and herb salt concoction, melted it and then poured it under Tom's skin. I found this much easier! Tom is cold, the butter is soft, not a good combination for slathering.
Instead of shamelessly shoving soft butter under Tom's skin and then making it up to him by massaging the butter into his nooks and crannies, just pour it. This system worked super well and went very quickly. Tom was moist and flavorful.
Please let me know if you give this technique a try.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor