Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub Recipe

This roast turkey with an herbal rub is tender and well seasoned for the holidays, this bird will be the star of your next party's centerpiece. Our Test Kitchen chefs developed this dish.

Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub

Ingredients for Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub:

Instructions for Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub:    

Step 1: The first step to making this perfect Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub, you need yo preheat the oven to 325°F.

Step 2: Save the giblets and neck from the turkey for the broth.

Step 3: Rinse the turkey under cold running water and blot dry with paper towels. Place onion and lemon quarters in the neck and body cavities.

Step 4: Combine the oil, herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Gently loosen skin from the breast with your fingertips without yanking it off.

Step 5: Replace the skin with 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture. Rub the leftover herb mixture into the cavity and around the outside of the bird.

Step 6: Skewers are used to secure the neck skin to the back. Fold the wings under the turkey's back. Place your legs tucked in. This stage can be prepared ahead of time, covered, and refrigerated for several hours.

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Step 7: Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a big shallow (2-1/2-inch-deep) roasting pan. Insert an oven-safe thermometer, being careful not to contact the bone, into the thickest portion of the thigh.

Step 8: Wrap the bird in a loose tent of foil. Roast the turkey in a 325°F oven. for 2 1/2 hours in the oven

Step 9: Remove the foil and baste the bird with the pan juices. Continue to roast for another hour, or until the meat thermometer reads 180 degrees F. inside the thigh

Step 10: Remove the turkey from the oven and set it aside for 15-20 minutes before carving. Transfer to a large serving plate and top with gravy.        

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Note from the cook:

You may keep turkey and leftover meat in the fridge for three days or freeze it for three months.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 160

Fat: 6g (2g saturated fat)

 Cholesterol: 66mg

Sodium: 542g

Carbohydrate: 6g

Fiber: 1g

Protein: 26g

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