Rosemary Roasted Turkey

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@starryrose

"This is one of my favorite things to use for poultry & has been my Thanksgiving recipe for years! In this method, which can be used with all types of poultry, olive oil infused with garlic and rosemary is rubbed between the skin and meat of the bird before roasting."

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★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
16
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
4 Hr

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 c
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • 1 (12) lb
    fresh turkey

How to Make Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, basil, Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Set aside.
  3. Wash the turkey inside and out; pat dry. Remove any large fat deposits. Loosen the skin from the breast. This is done by slowly working your fingers between the breast and the skin. Work it loose to the end of the drumstick, being careful not to tear the skin.
  4. Using your hand, spread a generous amount of the rosemary mixture under the breast skin and down the thigh and leg. Rub the remainder of the rosemary mixture over the outside of the breast. Use toothpicks to seal skin over any exposed breast meat.
  5. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Add about 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the pan. Roast in the preheated oven 3 to 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the bird reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

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About Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Course/Dish: Chicken, Turkey, Roasts




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