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Thanksgiving Day Turkey

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In this video Jen is showing us how to make a perfect Thanksgiving turkey to treat family and friends. Enjoy!
  Turkey 10 Pound, thawed
  Onion 1 , quartered
  Carrot 2 , cut into thirds
  Celery stalk 2 , cut into thirds
  Fresh sage 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh thyme 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh rosemary 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 6 Tablespoon, softened
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Pepper 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon

1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
2. Thaw turkey, and remove neck and giblets. Rinse and pat turkey dry.
3. Stuff turkey with onion, carrot, celery, sage, thyme, and rosemary.
4. Rub butter all over the turkey. Run finger and separate turkey skin. Apply butter under the skin.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Also season some of the inside stuffing.
6. In a plastic bag, put some flour. Shake and coat it evenly, and discard excess. Drop prepared turkey in the bag, and seal it nice and tight. Make some holes in the bag for steam to escape.
7. In a roasting pan, place the turkey. Insert a digital thermometer into the thigh.

8. Pop the pan in oven and roast turkey for 2 hours.
9. After 2 hours, turn up the oven to 425 degree and roast for additional 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
10. Remove turkey from the oven and let it rest for 15- 20 minutes before carving.

11. Carve turkey and serve it hot with gravy.

Reserve and prepare turkey stock with turkey neck later.
For large turkey, stuff more vegetables as per your choice.
For 10 pound turkey you need to roast for 2 hours but if your turkey is bigger in size then for each additional pound roast for another 15 minutes per pound.
Reserve turkey drippings for preparing turkey gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
200 Minutes
Ready In: 
225 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 397 Calories from Fat 186

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g31.9%

Saturated Fat 7.2 g35.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 173 mg57.7%

Sodium 758.8 mg31.6%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.3%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 47 g93.9%

Vitamin A 28.7% Vitamin C 9.4%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Thanksgiving Day Turkey Recipe Video