Another winner! I was concerned about the lemon taste with making the gravy, but there was no problem. The gravy made from the drippings tasted just fine. I was going to squeeze another half of lemon over the turkey when it was half way done, but forgot.
Seems this recipe has been overlooked for awhile, but since making it I have to tell you... It's excellent!! Packed with exceptional flavor, this is now a new favorite to make often for chicken and turkey!
This is an easy tasty fall off the bone tender, moist bird recipe! I think that says it all - I like the subtle lemon flavor combined with the garlic rosemary & sage. I had to use dry herbs but they worked - I made a walnut cranberry stuffing on the side and it went well with this bird. I see by the number that it must have been one of your first posted recipes I am g;ad you posted it
My son was very glad when he walked in the door and smelt the garlic - he thought he was getting the 40 clove chicken dish but didn't seem to mind it was turkey. I used 8 large cloves and our thanksgiving turkey was enjoyed by all.
Absolutely fabulous. Probably the best turkey I've ever eaten. I used a few more garlic cloves than recommended which, if you're a garlic fan, is never a bad thing! Leftovers are every bit as good as the fresh bird .... this recipe will definitely be pulled out again before the next major holiday!
This was the first turkey I have ever baked. It turned out great! Wonderful taste and it looked very elegant.
I Love This Recipe - We cook our turkey on the grill instead of in the oven. It's moist and tender and just utterly delicious. Thanks for putting this recipe on here!