Recipe by Real Butter
"The herbed butter rub in this roasted turkey recipe adds savory flavor and helps keep turkey meat moist."
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1 (14 pound)
flat leaf parsley
fresh rosemary, chopped
This recipe turned out fabulous! The only thing different that I did, was that I pat tried the turkey with papertowels and then rubbed the herb butter all over it. I baked it breast side down for 2 hrs. Then I reapplied the remaining herb butter and then turned the bird breast side up, both sides were roasted, with crispy skin and the breast meat was tender and juicy. Everyone raved about the flavor. The base made an incredible gravy.
I love this recipe, this is how I have been making chicken and turkey for years. However, I stuff the bird with a couple of sprigs of whatever herbs I'm using and lemon, onion, and garlic. Don't even bother peeling just half them and stuff them in there then discard before serving. It really enhances the flavor of the turkey because everything inside it gives another dimension of flavor.
I am a vegetarian, so was kind of worried about making Thanksgiving Turkey for all of me friends that are away from family... This recipe looked simple and easy, I made it, and everyone loved it!! They all said it was jiucy and flavourful. I did not change anything, basted ALOT, every 30 mins or so... looked awesome.. almost made me eat meat for the first time in 10 years!!
I did not have chives or parsley, but WOW! The turkey came out so moist and flavorful! I would highly recommend this recipe! :)
I used this recipe (with a few tweaks of course) for my Thanksgiving turkey and got rave reviews. I stuff the cavity of the bird with a quartered onion, apple, and orange, along with some celery, carrots, and crushed garlic cloves. Then I butter the bird generously, and put some chicken or turkey stock in the bottom of the roasting pan, and baste the bird every 45 minutes or so. The bird was tender and juicy, the turkey skin was crispy, and the drippings made an awesome gravy. I'll be making every turkey like this from now on. Can't wait for next Thanksgiving LOL.
I always use this method with chicken, and have had great results. Can't wait to try with Turkey!
This was great, the turkey was so moist and delicious.
Best turkey I've ever made or eaten. And I'mn a retiree. Hands down, will ALWAYS use this recipe. In fact, have one in the oven now for Christmas. yum yum. Can't wait!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Herb Butter Roasted Turkey
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 405
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