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4 hrs 30 mins
This really is a moist and flavourful way to cook a turkey. The smell alone, when it is roasting, lures everyone into the kitchen. You can hardly wait for it to be done so you can tuck in to it. I have done this with turkey crowns as well with lots of success. I hope you will try it and like it as much as we do. This recipe was a grand prize winner in a Taste of Home turkey recipe contest.
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- 14 lbs turkey
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 18 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
- 4 medium onions, sliced
- 4 celery ribs, sliced
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon peppercorn
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp rubbed sage)
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
- 1 teaspoon minced chives
- 1Rub the surface of the turkey and sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
- 2Place 12 sprigs of thyme in cavity.
- 3In a large heavy roasting pan, place onions, celery, carrots, bay leaves, peppercorns and remaining thyme sprigs.
- 4Place the turkey, breast side up, over the vegetables.
- 5Drizzle butter over turkey and sprinkle with minced herbs.
- 6Cover loosely with foil.
- 7Bake at 325*F for 2 1/2 hours.
- 8Remove foil; bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours longer, basting every 20 minutes.
- 9Cover and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
- 10For gravy, add a couple of cups of stock to vegetables in pan and heat to deglaze.
- 11Strain into a saucepan and thicken with some flour and water.
- 12(I put some cold water into a jar, add a few TBS of flour, screw the lid on and shake it til it is well mixed. Then I strain it thru a tea strainer to keep any lumps of flour out).
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Nutritional Facts for Herb Roasted Turkey
Serving Size: 1 (516 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 958.7
- Calories from Fat 454
- Total Fat 50.5 g
- Saturated Fat 16.9 g
- Cholesterol 380.5 mg
- Sodium 1002.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 10.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 2.3 g
- Protein 109.7 g
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