Golden Roast Turkey

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Vic Gatto

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@vgatto

This is a pretty basic Roast Turkey recipe...It can be added to with brining or infusing spices.

Wheather you do the old-fashioned or a new-twist. It all builds on the basic recipe.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
15

Ingredients

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16 lb
turkey
1 c
butter, melted
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper

How to Make Golden Roast Turkey

Step-by-Step

  • 1Remove giblets and neck from turkey; wash, and set aside. Wash turkey thoroughly inside and out.
  • 2Pat dry with towels.
  • 3Remove any excess fat.
  • 4Prepare your choice of dressing.
  • 5Preheat oven to 325.
  • 6Spoon some of dressing into neck cavity of turkey.
  • 7Bring skin of neck over back; fasten with poultry pin.
  • 8Spoon remaining dressing into body cavity; do not pack.
  • 9Insert 4 or 5 poultry pins at regular intervals.
  • 10Lace cavity closed with twine, bootlace fashion and then tie.
  • 11Bend wing tips under body, or fasten to body with poultry pins.
  • 12Tie ends of legs together.
  • 13Insert meat thermometer in inside of thigh at thickest part.
  • 14Place turkey on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  • 15Brush with some butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 16Roast uncovered and brushing occasionally with remaining butter and pan drippings; about 4 hours, or until meat thermometer registers 185.
  • 17Leg joint should move freely.
  • 18When turkey begins to turn golden, cover with a square of butter-soaked cheesecloth or a loose tent of foil, to prevent burning.
  • 19While turkey roasts, cook giblets and neck.
  • 20Place turkey on heated serving platter.
  • 21Remove cheesecloth or foil, twine, and poultry pins.
  • 22Let stand 20 to 30 minutes before carving.
  • 23Make gravy.
  • 24Notes: Approximate baking time is 18 minutes per pound.

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About Golden Roast Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey, Roasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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