Saturday, November 26, 2011

Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

Whenever I bake a turkey, I always run it with a combination of fresh herb and spices. I found this recipe from McCormick that looks marvelous. It's a real keeper for your recipe box.

McCormick Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

Makes 12 servings.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

2 tablespoons McCormick® Sage, Rubbed Advertisement
1 tablespoon McCormick® Paprika Advertisement
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder Advertisement
1 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground Advertisement
3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground Advertisement
1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
1 large onion, cut into wedges
6 McCormick® Bay Leaves Advertisement
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix sage, paprika, seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper and nutmeg in small bowl.

2. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about half of the seasoning mixture inside of turkey. Stuff with onion and bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover turkey loosely with heavy duty foil.

3. Roast 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board to slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.

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