Roast Turkey With Herbal Rub Recipe

Roast Turkey With Herbal Rub is a delicious American recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Roast Turkey With Herbal Rub by following this easy recipe.
Roast Turkey With Herbal Rub Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1-13 Pound whole turkey fresh or thawed
  • 1 tbsp Dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried tarragon
  • 1 Medium onion quartered
  • 1 Lemon quartered
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
How to make Roast Turkey With Herbal Rub:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Take out the giblets and neck from the turkey and reserve for broth.
  • Clean the turkey with cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Put the lemon and onion quarters in neck and body cavities.
  • Take a small bowl and mix oil with herbs, salt and pepper in it.
  • With your finger tips, lightly loosen skin from the breast without pulling off skin.
  • Place 1 tbsp of herb mixture under the skin.
  • Now Massage the cavities and outside of the turkey with the remaining herb mixture.
  • Secure the neck skin to the back with skewers and fold wings under back of the turkey.
  • Place legs in the tucked position, may be prepared to this point, covered and refrigerated for some hours.
  • Put turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a big roasting pan.
  • Insert an oven-safe thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh, carefully so it does not touch the bone.
  • Cover the turkey with a loose tent of foil and roast it in a preheated oven for about 2-1/2 hours.
  • Now remove the foil and baste it with pan juices.
  • Continue to roast for about another hour till meat thermometer registers 180 degrees F in the thigh.
  • Remove turkey from the oven and allow it to rest for about 15-20 minutes before carving.
  • Shift the roasted turkey to a large platter and serve with gravy.