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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 154.6
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 57.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 28.8 g

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Herb Roasted Turkey

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Herb Roasted Turkey

Introduction

The only turkey recipe you'll ever need--no basting necessary. The only turkey recipe you'll ever need--no basting necessary.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    One 12-pound turkey
    1 orange
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp dried rosemary
    1 tsp dried thyme
    1 tsp dried sage
    1⁄2 tsp black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Remove the giblets
and neck if they are encased within the turkey,
then rinse out the cavity and pat the turkey
dry. Slice the orange in half and stuff it inside
the bird.
2. In a small bowl, combine the oil with the
rosemary, thyme, sage, and pepper. Rub the
seasoning mixture under the skin and on top
of the breast of the turkey. Rub any remaining
seasonings over the entire turkey. If the legs
are not secured with a wire, tie them together
with kitchen string. Place the turkey on a Vrack
in a roasting pan, tucking the wings under
the bird.
3. Roast the turkey at 400 F for 30 minutes;
reduce the oven temperature to 325 F and continue
cooking the turkey until an internal temperature
of 165 F is reached for the breast or 180
F for the leg. Also look for other indications of
doneness: loose joints and juices running clear.
If turkey begins to turn dark brown before the internal
temperature is met, cover the breast with
foil and continue to roast until done.





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  • Incredible!
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I use an apple instead, and a sliced up onion in side of the turkey. It is really good this way too. - 11/25/09

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  • Very Good
    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea of using carrots, celery and onions under the turkey to help stabilize it. It will help with the flavor of your gravy, also. Thx - 11/19/09

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  • 14 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Roasting rack is a great idea! I wouldn't put fruit inside my turkey tho. Salt, pepper, garlic, shallot & 1/2 an onion is the way to go. These will flavor the juices that exude and make for a wonderful gravy. I don't think I'd like the taste of an orange throughout the meat or in the gravy - 11/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Delicious turkey! It saved our Thanksgiving since I didn't know my parents wanted the pre-cooked smoked turkey. The cooking instructions made the turkey a beautiful golden brown and the flavor was amazing! Thanks Chef Meg - 11/30/09

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  • 12 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I use a roasting rack to drain off most of the fat - 11/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was the first turkey I'd ever tried to make and it turned out great! Thanks Chef Meg! - 11/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Very moist! My company said it was the best turkey I had ever made! - 11/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    excellent. moist and easy. i could only find navel oranges so i peeled it and then cut in half. took it to an early thanksgiving dinner for new immigrants who were mostly from Burma. - 11/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I have a recipe like this except it uses lemon & rind. I can't wait to try it. The recipe I've used before makes the bird very moist and flavorful! - 11/10/09

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  • 7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    We do the same thing with chickens. Comes out great! We sometimes peel a handful of garlic and stuff them in with the orange, too, for a nice variation. NO DEEP FRIED TURKEY this year. It would be too much of a temptation for me! - 11/20/09

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  • Good
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    We add herbs, garlic and onion, no fruit, to the inside of our turkey (chickens too!) and cook it in a baking bag. Always makes it very tender and the juices make an awesome gravy! Can't wait til Thanksgiving! - 11/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    superb! never thought of using vegetables as a v-rack! - 11/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I like to make turkey breast for lunches ansd quick meals during the week. I'm going to try this for a different flavorful approach. - 11/19/09

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've used lemon before. I will probably try this after Thanksgiving. That way if the family doesn't like it, I'm not ruining the whole dinner. - 11/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Why wait for Thanksgiving? This sounds great for any time!
    I do believe Chef Meg meant to say "tucking the WINGS under the bird"? - 11/16/10

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    THANKSGIVING AT MY HOUE THIS YEAR YOUR ALL INVITED! - 9/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderfully delicious! - 11/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy seasonings! I processed them through a mini-blender and also added orange peel and garlic, plus the orange juice because I made it for a turkey breast roast. We smoker grilled the breast roast! - 11/23/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will try this on my next turkey - 11/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I LIKE THIS RECIPE - 11/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is one i cannot wait for thanksgiving to use! Delicious! - 11/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/22/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try the orange inside the cavity, sounds great! - 10/15/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for a lovely recipe. - 11/19/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the info. - 11/19/09

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