All-Through-the-House Aromatic Roasted Turkey

Looking for an aromatic Thanksgiving dinner? Then check out this roasted turkey that's seasoned with herbs and spices - a flavorful meal.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 5 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
whole turkey (18 lb), thawed if frozen
1/4
cup unsalted butter, softened
1
tablespoon garlic salt
1
tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1 1/2
teaspoons ground mustard
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salt and pepper to taste
2
tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325°F. Discard giblets and neck from turkey or reserve for another use. Using fingers, gently loosen skin covering turkey breast and thighs; spread butter evenly under skin. In small bowl, combine spices. Rub spice mixture over turkey skin. Fold wings across back of turkey so tips are touching.
  • 2 Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Drizzle oil over turkey. Tuck legs under band of skin at tail, or tie together with heavy string, then tie to tail. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone. Do not add water to pan.
  • 3 Roast uncovered 2 hours. Cut band of skin or remove string holding legs, to allow the inside of the thighs to cook thoroughly and evenly. Roast 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 165°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted (cover loosely with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning). Remove turkey from oven; let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    1040
    (
    Calories from Fat
    510),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    56g
    56%
    (Saturated Fat
    18g,
    18%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    390mg
    390%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    0g
    0%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    132g
    132%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    45%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 19 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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