Recipe of the Week – November 21
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- It’s the Grand Finale – time for the turkey!
- This is a recipe that uses only a few simple ingredients (butter, salt, pepper, and vegetables) to make a delicious, tender and stunningly beautiful roasted turkey.
- It’s an easy Thanksgiving recipe that is tried and true.
- Gobble, gobble!!!
- Find all the delicious ingredients at Mariano’s.
Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
Serves: Up to 12 people (depending on turkey size)
1 12-20 lb. turkey
1 head of garlic, chopped in half
1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 large carrots, chopped into large pieces
4 pieces of celery, chopped into large pieces
Preheat oven to 400°.
Remove any packet of giblets or gizzards and discard.
Place turkey into a roasting pan.
Cut onion into fours and stuff pieces inside the cavity of the turkey.
Stuff head of garlic into turkey cavity.
Smear entire stick of room temperature butter all over turkey.
Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper over the butter (Phi usually uses 1-2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper).
Place carrots and celery around the side of the turkey, in the pan.
Bake for 45 minutes at 400°. Leave turkey in oven and baste it (use a turkey baster and use the baster to suck up the butter and juices and baste it onto the top and sides and all around the turkey).
Bring oven temperature down to 350° and baste turkey every 30 minutes, cooking until internal temperature is 165°. (approximately six minutes per pound)
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