Friday, November 28, 2008

Lemon-Herb Roasted Turkey

I thought it would be fun to use a "non-traditional" Turkey recipe. This was a really yummy one I found in my favorite "Simple and Delicious" magazine. I was excited about the way it gave the turkey such a good flavor, but not an over powering lemon taste.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Turkey
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp minced thyme
1 turkey (14 to 16 lbs)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 med lemon, halved
1 med onion, quartered
14 garlic cloves, peeled (I just had minced galic)
24 fresh thyme sprigs (I just stirred the lemon, onions, and garlic in some dried thyme)
1 T Flour
1 turkey-sized oven roasting bag

In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, peel, and minced thymr. Pat turkey dry (w/ cloth or paper towel). Sprinkle salf and pepper over skin of turkey and incside cavity; brush with butter mixture. Place the lemon, onion, garlic and thyme inside cavity.

Place flour in oven bag in a proasting pan; add turkey, breast side up. Cut six 1/2 inch slits in the top of the bag; cloise bad with tie provided.

Bake at 350 for 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 hours or until meat thermometer reads 180, remove turkey to serving platter and keep warm. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

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