Best Roasted Turkey
I'm not even kidding this roasted turkey recipe combined with my Dry Brine Turkey recipe will produce the best turkey to ever come out of your kitchen. TRUST ME.
The additional of the lemony herb compound butter is the real hero here.
"Turkey roasting times will vary depending on the size of your bird. I cook mine for 12 minutes per pound. Roast to an internal temperature of 165 degrees with by inserting your digital thermometer into the thigh of the bird. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 30 minutes before carving"
I don't stuff my turkeys, for a few reasons:
Shorter cooking time - by a lot shot! This 17 lb. bird was done in 2.5 hrs!
Even cooking - by not stuffing the bird with stuffing you allow for better air circulation in and around the bird, resulting in a more evenly cooked bird.
Less mess - it gets messy enough with brining, rubbing the compound butter all over the bird & carving, so I save myself the added hassle.
If you want to get ahead of the game 👇👇👇
Make the compound butter the night before and leave it on the counter in an airtight container.