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This turkey is based on a compound butter that can be changed up according to the prevailing tastes. It lends flavor and moisture to your holiday centerpiece entrée.
Rosemary Garlic Turkey
- 1 12-15lb. turkey, defrosted and set out at room temperature for 1 hour
- Get Ingredient1 lb unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ¼ cups garlic, minced
- ½ cups rosemary, minced
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Roasting time will be approximately 18 minutes per pound of turkey.
- In a mixer mix the butter and the ingredients, up to the salt and pepper, together until thoroughly mixed.
- Take the turkey and lift up the skin of the breast so that your hand can fit under it. Reach in and lift the skin for the legs as well.
- Rub ½ of the compound butter under the skin on the breasts and leg meat. Rub the other ½ of the compound butter on the outside of the bird.
- Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan and place into the oven. Immediately turn the heat down to 350 degrees.
- Baste the turkey with the pan juices every 15 minutes or so. If the skin starts to get too dark, tent lightly with aluminum foil until it is finished cooking. The turkey is done when the minimum internal temperature is 165° when measured with a food thermometer. Check the temperature at the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.
- Let the turkey to rest for 30-45 minutes, lightly tented with tin foil. This allows the juices that pull to the surface while the turkey is roasting, to settle back down into the meat.
- Slice and serve.
Source: Door to Door Organics