Butter-Injected Turkey

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READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare Turkey:.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F
  • Melt the butter.
  • Use a hypodermic needle or baster-injector to inject the butter into the turkey. Or stuff solid butter under turkey skin.
  • Place thyme in turkey cavity, lightly salt and pepper the bird inside and out.
  • When temperature reaches 500°F, put turkey in the oven. Let cook for 20 minutes or until the exterior is crisp, but not golden brown. Reduce heat to 375°F Let bird roast until finished. You should have a crispy, golden brown turkey with very, very tender, buttery meat.
  • Prepare Dressing:.
  • Render bacon. Reserve fat.
  • Add garlic and onion to bacon fat and saute. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sauté onions until translucent.
  • Add stock. Reduce slightly. Add bread cubes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add grated carrot. Gently mix.
  • Crush bacon and add to mixture.
  • Add walnuts to mixture. Let mixture cool.
  • Mix in the eggs until they are well incorporated.
  • Place in heatproof pan (or turkey cavity) and cook at 375°F until crisp on top.
  • Garnish with dried raisins or cranberries.
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