Herb You Roasted My Turkey!

Recipe by HokiesMom
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READY IN: 4hrs 50mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 turkey
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set a rack in the lower third of oven and preheat oven to 325°F
  • Combine oil butter, garlic, chopped herbs and 1 tsp each of salt and pepper.
  • Remove neck and giblets from turkey and discard (or use to make a turkey stock). Rinse turkey in COLD water; pat dry.
  • Rub oil herb mixture over turkey and under the skin. Sprinkle more salt and pepper inside the bird. Place whole halved lemon and onion with the sprig of rosemary inside the bird cavity. Tuck wings under and tie legs with kitchen twine.
  • Place turkey, breast side down or up (based on your personal preference) on a rack in a roasting pan. Cover loosely with foil (make a tent).
  • Roast for 3 hours. Remove foil (and if roasting breast side down, flip bird over so it is breast side up now) and continue to roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting every 15 minutes. Turkey is fully cooked when thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reaches 170°F.
  • Place turkey on a cutting board and tent with foil. Let rest 30 minutes prior to carving (this is important!).
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