Classic Herb-Rubbed Turkey

Classic Herb-Rubbed Turkey
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Don't overthink Thanksgiving dinner! This solid and tasty turkey recipe will please the entire family while keeping you a sane and happy host.Recipe courtesy of Perdue.
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Classic herb-rubbed turkey
Total time: 3.57 hours
  • 1 perdue fresh turkey
  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  1. Place rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 325° F.
  2. Place turkey on rack set in large roasting pan.
  3. Tuck wing tips under and tie legs together with kitchen string to hold shape.
  4. Pour 1 cup water into bottom of roasting pan.
  5. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, herbs and pepper.
  6. Rub half of mixture over turkey; cover with foil and roast 2 1/2 hours.
  7. Remove foil and brush with remaining herb mixture.
  8. Continue to roast, basting every 20 minutes with pan juices, for another 1/2 to 1 1/4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180° F.
  9. Remove turkey from oven, cover loosely with foil and let stand at least 20 minutes before carving.