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Herb Roasted Whole Turkey
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Herb Roasted Whole Turkey

Herb Roasted Whole Turkey


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Combine butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and 1/2 the salt – mix well to combine
  3. Remove little bag of ‘parts’ from inside the turkey (save for another use) rinse turkey and dry really well with paper towels
  4. Rub the outside of the turkey with the herb butter. But you also want to get some butter under the skin, so work your fingers carefully between the skin and breast to loosen and spread some of the butter. Continue until turkey is well buttered all over
  5. Season cavity and outside of turkey well with remaining salt & fresh ground pepper
  6. Put onions, lemons and sprigs of rosemary & thyme into the cavity of the turkey
  7. Tie turkey together with cooking twine
  8. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan (or on a bed of rough chopped onions, carrots and celery) and add broth to the bottom of the pan - roast approximately 13 minutes a pound
  9. If the breast starts to brown too much, cover with foil
  10. When a thermometer reads 155-157 in the breast remove from the oven, carefully reserve drippings from the pan and cavity, then place the turkey on a carving board and tent loosely with foil (the temperature will continue to rise) and let rest about 30 minutes before carving
  11. While turkey rests, separate fat from drippings and make gravy
  12. Remove twine, onions, lemons & sprigs from cavity – discard and carve
  13. Have a happy & delicious Thanksgiving!