How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey
- 1I cooked a 22lb turkey this year so it had to defrost 5 and 1/2 days in the fridge (still in the bag) in an open pan to catch any leakage.
- 2Rinse inside and out with cold water, pat dry. Generously coat entire bird with your softened butter, then sprinkle well with your dry rub mixture which I've prepared ahead of time in a small ziplock baggie.
- 3Rub inside cavity well with all of the kosher salt.
- 4Stuff the bird loosely and bake according to the instructions for the size of your bird.