The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

When you roast this Turkey for your friends and family, they will be thankful they came to your house for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients for your :”The Best Thanksgiving Turkey”:

  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4c California Arbequina Olive Oil – find it here
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 fresh turkey (10 to 12 pounds)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 whole lemon, halved
  • 1 Spanish onion, quartered
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter & California Arbequina Olive Oil in a small saucepan.
  3. Add the zest and juice of the lemon and 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves to the butter mixture. Set aside.
  4. Take the giblets out of the turkey and wash the turkey inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry.
  5. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan.
  6. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity.
  7. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, halved lemon, quartered onion, and the garlic.
  8. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter & olive oil mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey.
  10. Roast the turkey about 2 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh.
  11. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil; let rest for 20 minutes.
  12. Slice the turkey and serve.

Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to put your California Arbequina Olive Oil into your shopping cart before you go!

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