Herb Roasted Turkey

Recipe by MarieRynr
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12-14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rub the surface of the turkey and sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
  • Place 12 sprigs of thyme in cavity.
  • In a large heavy roasting pan, place onions, celery, carrots, bay leaves, peppercorns and remaining thyme sprigs.
  • Place the turkey, breast side up, over the vegetables.
  • Drizzle butter over turkey and sprinkle with minced herbs.
  • Cover loosely with foil.
  • Bake at 325*F for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Remove foil; bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours longer, basting every 20 minutes.
  • Cover and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
  • For gravy, add a couple of cups of stock to vegetables in pan and heat to deglaze.
  • Strain into a saucepan and thicken with some flour and water.
  • (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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