I partially burned the outside of the turkey following these directions, but the inside was perfectly cooked--tender and moist (except the leg was a bit too done). I made a note to make sure the turkey is on the bottom rack (it was on the second rack and too close to the heating element at first), and to check it after a few minutes. I would also consider using a lower temp than 500 as the other reviewer suggested.
Foolproof Brined Turkey
DrWhofan Posted: 12/01/13
lemonzest1 Posted: 11/29/13
NOT FOOLPROOF! Following this recipe burned my turkey within 15 minutes of putting it in the oven. That makes sense considering all the other turkey recipes I've followed or read requires you to roast the turkey at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. This recipe calls for roasting at 500 degrees for 45 minutes which will result in a blackened turkey. I rated this two stars because it does have potential, if you just roast it at 400 degrees and follow the rest of the instructions it is a solid recipe. Fortunately I saw my turkey was burning after 15 minutes of being in the oven and I pulled it out, basted it with butter and chicken broth, covered it in foil and cooked it for the remainder of the time at 350 degrees. It did come out slightly dry.