Wednesday, August 24, 2016

herb-glazed roasted turkey


  • Servings: 1
  • 1 (16 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


    Preparation Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 4 hrs

    Ready Time: 4 hrs 45 mins

  • preheat oven to 325 degrees f (165 degrees c). rinse the turkey, and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels. brush the turkey with olive oil, inside and out.
  • mix 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and the thyme in a small bowl, and sprinkle the turkey with the mixture.
  • place the turkey on a rack set in a roasting pan, and roast in the preheated oven for 2 hours.
  • in a bowl, stir together the honey, melted butter, sage, parsley, basil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper, until the mixture is smooth and well blended. brush the turkey with the honey glaze, and return to the oven.
  • roast the turkey until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 more hours. an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees f (82 degrees c). continue to brush the turkey with the honey glaze frequently as it roasts. remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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