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Citrus Herb Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey - a easy and delicious foolproof way to make the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey!

Herb-Citrus Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

  • Author: Erin
  • Category: Thanksgiving
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The foolproof method for the most delicious Thanksgiving Day turkey!


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Ingredients

  • 1822 pound turkey, rinse and remove neck and giblets)
  • Preheat oven to 375 (or the temp listed on your turkey’s instructions)
  • Rub:
  • 4 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • 34 Tablespoons butter or ghee
  • Stuffing:
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 small orange, quartered
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 bunch of rosemary
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • Baste Ingredients:
  • 2/3 dry white wine (optional – don’t use if you want it to be Whole30 compliant)
  • 2/3 cup butter or ghee, melted
  • 2/3 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place turkey on rack in roaster or make rack with celery and carrots.
  2. Rub 2 Tablespoons of seasoning inside.
  3. Stuff cavity with Stuffing ingredients, above.
  4. Rub enough olive oil over turkey and rub in.
  5. Take the 3-4 Tablespoons of ghee or butter and rub all over turkey (or under skin, if desired).
  6. Then take the remaining dry rub and rub all over turkey.
  7. Loosely tent with foil.
  8. Bake 3 1/2 – 4 hours, or until thermometer reads 180 degrees in thigh.
  9. Baste every half hour with pan juice and Baste Ingredients.
  10. Remove foil for last 30 minutes to brown turkey.