One of the most important parts of every home’s Thanksgiving feast, is the bird. And by the bird we mean turkey. Whether you make it deep fried, roasted, or burnt, chances are you will make or have a turkey this Thanksgiving. A lot of people are intimated the thought of making a whole turkey and home, but we’re here to show you that it can be really easy to do. I mean hey, if we can pull it off, we guarantee you can too.
Here’s what you’ll need to roast that bird:
1 11lb. Frozen/Fresh Turkey (thawed)
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
Salt & Pepper
2 Stick of Celery
2 Carrots1/2 Large Onion
Our secret to getting great flavor in our turkey is marinating it overnight in an herb mixture. To marinate it combine 1/2 cup Olive Oil, 2 sprigs of rosemary, salt & pepper in a bowl and mix together. Once your marinade is ready rub it into your turkey, making sure to get in the crevases, and get an even coating on your turkey. Wrap your turkey in plastic wrap, and let it sit in your fridge overnight.
After your turkey had its nice overnight soak, you’re ready to roast it!
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. By setting your temperature high to start it browns the skin of the turkey and makes it even more delish! Stuff your turkey with the whole carrots, celery, and 1/2 onion. Place in the oven and let it cook for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, turn your temperature down to 350 degrees, and add a “tent” of foil over the turkey to stop the browning process. Let it roast for 1 1/2 hours or until it temps at 165 with your meat thermometer.
Once it’s done,
have the man of the house carve your turkey, and serve.
Roasting turkey may seem daunting, but this turkey is sure to turn out delish. The marinating process that we use really helps give it a more full bodied flavor and keep the turkey nice and moist.