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Herb Roasted Turkey

 
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This way of roasting a turkey produces all the good looks and moist flavor of a near perfect Turkey. Show is off at the table before carving. Fresh herbs and aromatics inside the bird create a wonderful combination of slow roasted flavor.

Yield

12

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

3

hrs

Ready

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

10 pound turkey
up to 12 pounds
¼ cup mixed herbs
fresh, minced plus 25 whole sprigs, eg. thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano etc.
*
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium yellow onion
cut into 2 inch pieces
*
1 lemon
cut into 2 inch pieces
1 apples
cut into 2 inch pieces
3 cups water
plus more as needed
1 teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground

Directions

Position rack on oven and preheat to 475℉ (246℃).

Remove giblets and neck from the bird and reserve for making gravy. Place the turkey breast side up on a rack inside a roasting pan large enough to hold the bird, pat dry with paper towels.

Mix minced herbs, salt, pepper and oil in a small bowl. Rub the mixture all over the turkey, under the skin and into the breast meat.

Place whole herb sprigs, lemon, apple and onion inside the cavity of the bird. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wings under the bird. Add 3 cups of water to the roasting pan.

Place in oven and roast until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cover the breast with aluminum foil, reduce oven temperature to 350℉ (180℃) and return to the oven.

Continue roasting for another 1¼ to 1 ¾ hours. If the pan dries out tilt the pan so any juice run out of the cavity and add another cup of water.

The turkey is done when an oven thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (without touching the bone) reads 165 degrees F.

Transfer the turkey to a serving platter and cover with foil. Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes.

Remove string and carve at the table.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 455g (16.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 74037% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 280mg 93%
Sodium 437mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 217g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8% Iron 30%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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