Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

From Joy Ochs (Mom) - memories abound of always having the most delicious turkey ever served on this earth!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix warm water with salt, first, whisking to make sure salt is dissolved.
  2. Add rest of ingredients.
  3. Using a turkey injector or large bore needle & syringe, inject the mixture in to the turkey, trying to make sure you have all parts covered.
  4. Some will leak out -- tip pan, draw up, & re-inject to the best of your ability.
  5. Do NOT stuff this turkey (the stuffing draws the marinade & will taste overly strong of the marinade!).
  6. Roast, according to your turkey's size -- about 15 minutes per lb, breast down.
  7. For a 15 lb turkey, roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, 350 degrees for 2 hrs., 225 degrees for the last hour and a half.
  8. 1/2 hr before the turkey should be done, start checking its temperature. Be sure the thermometer is not touching a bone - Dark meat should be 175 degrees, the white breast meat should be 160 - 165 degrees.
  9. Remove from oven & let rest 15 - 20 minutes.
  10. TIP - save out 1/4 - 1/3 C of the marinade & use it as part of the liquid when making your stuffing/dressing separately.