Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey Recipe

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My sister and mom has given this Roasted Turkey recipe to me back in 2017 and I decided to share this. My sister gave me the turkey recipe and my mom gave me the stuffing recipe. This is a fairly easy Roasted Turkey recipe. 

Description: This delicious Roasted Turkey is enhanced with garlic flavor

Prep time:  45 min        Cook time:  5 to 6 hours         Servings: Varies

Skill level:  Medium    Category:   Main           Method: Baking, Sauteeing, Cooking

Equipment:  Roasting pan, thermometer

Ingredients:

For Turkey:

14-16 LB turkey

1-2 garlic heads, peeled and grated

¾ cups Mayonnaise

Salt 

pepper

For stuffing:

2 celery sticks

2 carrots, peeled

1 medium onion, peeled

How to make Roasted Turkey:

How to make Roasted Turkey:

  1. First, wash the fully defrosted turkey inside and out, and let the water leak and pat dry with paper towel and place it in a roasting pan. Rub salt and pepper on turkey. 
  2. Then mix mayo and grated garlic together. Take the mixture and rub it under the skin of the turkey, in the cavity, legs, wings, on top of skin and all over. 
  3. Massage the turkey, especially under the skin. If possible, cover and refrigerate it overnight to marinate it.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stuff turkey with chopped celery, carrots and whole onion. Tie turkey legs with kitchen strings. Bake at 350 degrees F (do 20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 20 minutes). 
  5. My turkey baked for about 5 hours. Remove turkey from the oven when the thigh registers at 180 degrees F and breast registers at 165 degrees F. When removed from the oven, the temperature will continue to slightly rise. Let it rest for 20 minutes, then baste the turkey. Let it rest for another 40-50 minutes before serving. The longer it rests, the juicier it will be.

Notes: *Make sure the turkey is fully defrosted (it may take 3 days or more to defrost, depending on the size of the turkey).

*Remove Turkey from the fridge about 30 minutes before starting to work with it. If the turkey is closer to room temperature, it will bake more evenly.

*Remove the neck and bag of giblets from the turkey.

*Rinse and pat dry turkey with paper towels. Let turkey sit in a roasting pan lined with paper towels to soak up excess water from the turkey.

*It is best to marinate the turkey overnight with the mayo mixture if possible; this brings out the best flavor.

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Nutrition facts is an estimate

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Roasted Turkey

This delicious Roasted Turkey is enhanced with garlic flavor

  • Author: AM
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours
  • Yield: 14 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 14 to 16 LB Turkey
  • 1 to 2 Garlic heads
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups Mayo
  • Salt
  • Pepper (Freshly ground)
  • 2 Celery Sticks (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 medium Onion (peeled)

Instructions

  1. First, wash the fully defrosted turkey inside and out, and let the water leak and pat dry with paper towel and place it in a roasting pan. Rub salt and pepper on turkey. 
  2. Then mix mayo and grated garlic together. Take the mixture and rub it under the skin of the turkey, in the cavity, legs, wings, on top of skin and all over. 
  3. Massage the turkey, especially under the skin. If possible, cover and refrigerate it overnight to marinate it.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stuff turkey with chopped celery, carrots and whole onion. Tie turkey legs with kitchen strings. Bake at 350 degrees F (do 20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 20 minutes). 
  5. My turkey baked for about 5 hours. Remove turkey from the oven when the thigh registers at 180 degrees F and breast registers at 165 degrees F. When removed from the oven, the temperature will continue to slightly rise. Let it rest for 20 minutes, then baste the turkey. Let it rest for another 40-50 minutes before serving. The longer it rests, the juicier it will be.

Notes

Notes: *Make sure the turkey is fully defrosted (it may take 3 days or more to defrost, depending on the size of the turkey).

*Remove Turkey from the fridge about 30 minutes before starting to work with it. If the turkey is closer to room temperature, it will bake more evenly.

*Remove the neck and bag of giblets from the turkey.

*Rinse and pat dry turkey with paper towels. Let turkey sit in a roasting pan lined with paper towels to soak up excess water from the turkey.

*It is best to marinate the turkey overnight with the mayo mixture if possible; this brings out the best flavor.

 

Copyright (c) 2019 LessSimpleCarbs.com

Nutrition facts is an estimate

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