Delish! I used the method and seasonings on a 3 lb. butterball turkey roast (all the meat, none of the bones!) and also slathered it with about 1 tbs. mayonaise after putting on the seasonings and it was scrumptious! I have been buying the turkey roasts and trying different seasonings on them instead of paying $7/lb. at the deli for sliced turkey for lunches. I had lots of seasoning left over and saved it in a small tupperware for next week's turkey. So glad I found this recipe, thanks a million!
the turkey was amaaazziiing, so delicious and sooo moist, I did the exact recipe and added some dried rosemary to the soesoning mixture and some green rosemary on top of the turkey, it was really delicious.. thank you for sharing us such a great recipe
This turkey was unbelievably moist and delicious with beautifully browned skin. I'll never make turkey any other way again!
Awesome recipe. I had a rack and also used a carton of chicken broth so used zero salt. Cut the spices in half and used soft margarine. Turned out amazing. I live in Canada so I cooked it covered in tin foil loosely for 3.5 hrs @ 325° C (13 lb turkey) then basted it once after I took the foil off and cooked it for 30 min @ 400° C. Turned out amazing and juicey. I did not add sage (PREFRENCE ONLY).
I found the directions for this somewhat confusing. Step 3 lists to mix all the seasonings except paprika with the butter. Yet step 5 lists to sprinkle the seasonings on top of the bird. What are you suppose to do? If you do what step 3 states you end up with a very thick mixture that is difficult to rub over the turkey. I think the directions need to be looked at and rewrote.
This made me a star! Everyone raved over my turkey and it was only the second turkey I'd cooked in my life (the first experience was nothing to write home about!)! This is a great recipe! I didn't have the tarragon so it was skipped, but it still turned out wonderful! I've got a turkey thawing in the fridge that I'm going to cook this way on Sunday!
Seriously can't believe it's taken me 3 years to rate this. This recipe has made my turkey the STAR of the meal. It's fantastic. Juicy, juicy turkey. Thanks so much for posting this wonderful recipe.
This was SO good!! Everyone loved it. I'm going to start using this on chicken as well!