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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lori Geraghty Robinson
Added: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (12 to 14 pound) turkey
1 cup olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 sheet aluminum foil, for tent
Apple, Sausage and Herb Dressing

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Remove the wrapping, drain the turkey, and blot the exterior dry with paper towels. Then remove the neck and giblets from the two cavities. Place the turkey breast-side-up in a shallow pan 2 1/2 or 3 inches deep. Stuff turkey and brush or spritz the turkey with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. Place the turkey in the 325 degrees F oven. Do not baste or open the oven door for 2 hours, 10 minutes of the cooking time. After 2 hours, 10 minutes of the cooking time has passed, the turkey will be a light golden brown. Baste turkey with remaining oil and place a tent of lightweight aluminum foil over the breast and continue cooking. Continue to roast until the thigh reaches a temperature of 180 degrees F. Once done, let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3hours 30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Stuff turkey with stuffing recipe.

 

 

 

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