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Spicy Thanksgiving Turkey

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This is a classic thanksgiving turkey recipe.
  Turkey 18 Pound
  Thyme sprigs 3
  Sage 3
  Rosemary sprigs 3
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Cayenne 1 Teaspoon
  Tarragon 1 Tablespoon
  Onion powder 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
  Seasoning salt 1 Tablespoon (Lawry's, Rotisserie Style)
  Red onions 1⁄2 , coarsely chopped
  Celery ribs 2 , coarsely chopped
  Carrot 1 , coarsely chopped
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Melt butter and stir in black pepper, cayenne pepper, tarragon, onion, garlic, and Rotisserie seasoning making a paste, and then set aside.

Rinse and clean turkey and remove neck and giblets.

Rub paste all over top and bottom of turkey.

Place turkey into roasting pan then into the preheated oven.

Base the entire turkey on every hour with turkey drippings.

Cook turkey until it reaches an internal temperate of 170 to 175 degrees then remove from the oven and let rest for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook turkey at least for 4 and half hours. Note: if you stuff your turkey with dressing it will take longer to cook.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Meat, Turkey
High Protein
Think about thanksgiving and the first thing that comes to mind is a scrumptious turkey decked on the dinner table. Here the chef shares a very basic turkey recipe with rich flavors of rosemary, sage and thyme. Definitely the most awesome centerpiece for your thanksgiving table!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 325 Calories from Fat 150

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.7%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 145.7 mg48.6%

Sodium 275.3 mg11.5%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.37 g1.5%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 40 g80.2%

Vitamin A 10.2% Vitamin C 2.6%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 15.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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