This recipe will be the star of your Thanksgiving feast. Slipping orange slices under the skin infuses wonderful flavor and moisture into the turkey.Ingredients
12 lb. whole turkey
3/4 cup olive oil
3 TBS minced garlic
2 TBS chopped fresh rosemary
2 TBS dried parsley
2 TBS dried thyme
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
1 orange, peeled and sliced
Clean the turkey, pat dry, and gently massage to release the skin.
Mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, parsley, thyme, pepper and salt. Rub all over the outside of the turkey, and gently lift the skin, careful not to tear it, and rub the mixture under the skin as well.
Place orange slices under the skin of the turkey.
Place the turkey in a roasting pan or in a turkey roaster and fill with water about 1/2 inch full.
Cook at 325 degrees F for 3-4 hours, or time and temperature according to the turkey's package directions.
Be sure to check the turkey every hour. If it is becoming too brown, cover gently with foil.
Remove turkey and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Serving size is approximately 4 oz. of turkey.
- Calories 194
- Total Fat 13g
- Saturated Fat 2g
- Sodium 367mg
- Carbohydrates 2g
- Protein 14g