Spicy Roast Turkey

Recipe by Mercy
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins




  • Mix the spices into the mayonnaise until thoroughly blended.
  • Tuck back the wings and slather the spicy paste all over the turkey, massaging it into the bird.
  • (Rub inside the bird, outside the bird and make sure to spread it under the breast skin).
  • Roast on lowest rack of the oven at 500°F for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and cover the breast with a double layer of heavy duty aluminum foil folded into a triangle (leaving the legs and dark meat uncovered), insert a thermometer into thickest part of the breast and return it to oven.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Roast until the turkey temperature reaches 161°F (14 to 16 pound bird only needs a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting).
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest, loosely covered for at least 15 minutes before carving.