Succulent Garlic Herb Roast Turkey
Roasting a succulent garlic herb turkey is an art that fills your kitchen with warmth and your home with the enticing aroma of a holiday feast. This timeless recipe has been passed down through generations, and its rich flavors are sure to create lasting memories around your dinner table.
- 1 whole turkey (12-15 pounds), thawed and giblets removed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
- Rinse the turkey inside and out, then pat it dry with paper towels.
- In a bowl, mix the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Gently loosen the turkey skin by carefully sliding your fingers between the skin and the meat, being cautious not to tear the skin.
- Spread a generous amount of the herb butter mixture under the skin, massaging it onto the meat.
- Rub any remaining butter mixture over the outside of the turkey.
- Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan. Cover the turkey loosely with aluminum foil.
- Roast the turkey in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone.
- Once done, remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12-15 servings
Aromatic herbs and zesty lemon infuse this roast turkey with a flavor that embodies the essence of celebrations.
Nutritional information: Calories per serving – 320, Fat – 14g, Carbohydrates – 0g, Protein – 45g
As you gather your loved ones around the table, the Succulent Garlic Herb Roast Turkey stands as the centerpiece, a symbol of culinary tradition and the joy of togetherness. The crispy golden skin hides the tender, juicy meat beneath, where each bite tells a tale of careful preparation and time-honored flavors. Every forkful brings forth the harmonious marriage of garlic, rosemary, and thyme, dancing in perfect balance with the bright notes of lemon. This recipe isn’t just about food; it’s about creating an experience, weaving flavors into cherished memories that will linger long after the last bite.