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Turkey Baste

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Whether you are grilling or smoking a turkey, this baste keeps the meat moist, adds a delicious flavor, and helps brown the skin. Remember to begin basting about an hour after you start cooking.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes a little over 1/2 cup


  • 1/2 cup/120 mL butter
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL thyme
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sage


Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Pour in lemon juice and add poultry seasoning and other ingredients. Lightly baste on turkey every 30 minutes after the first hour of cooking.
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 5 out of 5
Very Good!, Member MelodiesforJesus

I was making a turkey, and after rubbing the normal seasonings into the turkey, including some olive oil, I let it cook for about 45 minutes, then poured this baste on it. Unfortunately my baster had broken, so I had to try to make do with a spoon. With this not being properly basted I didn't know how it would turn out. The turkey was a bit dry, but the flavor was DELICIOUS! My family loved it, and poured a bit of the baste left in the pan, on top of their turkey. I would definitely recommend this to anyone! :)

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