Roast Turkey Recipe

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Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Servings32Cuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Turkey15 Pound
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Brown bouquet sauce1 Tablespoon (Bottled)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 335 Calories from Fat 149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.5%

Saturated Fat 4.9 g24.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 155.1 mg

Sodium 146.6 mg6.1%

Total Carbohydrates 0.09 g0.03%

Dietary Fiber 0 g0.01%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 43 g87%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 3.2% Iron 15.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1 Clean and prepare the turkey for cooking on turkey wrapper.
2 On a roasting rack in a glass baking dish, place the turkey, breast down.
3 Cover with waxed paper.
4 Estimate the total cooking time. For an 8- to 12-pound turkey allow 7 to 8 minutes per pound, and for a 12- to 15-pound turkey allow 6 to 7 minutes per pound.
5 Cook the turkey for a fourth of the estimated cooking time.
6 In a custard cup, melt the butter and mix with the bottled brown bouquet sauce.
7 Brush the turkey with the mixture.
8 Cover the bottom half of wings and legs with small pieces of aluminum foil.
9 Secure legs and wings close to the body with a string. Cover with waxed paper.
10 Do not allow foil to touch inside walls of microwave oven.
11 Place the turkey on its side and cook a fourth of estimated roasting time.
12 Turn the turkey on its other side and cook for another fourth of estimated roasting time.
13 Cut strings to allow legs and wings to stand free, remove the foil, place turkey breast up and cook until turkey reaches internal temperature of 175 degrees farenheit.
14 Each time turkey is turned rotate dish one-quarter turn and baste with drippings.
15 Remove drippings as they accumulate, or additional cooking time will be needed.
16 When cooking time is up, rest the turkey for 15 to 20 minutes; temperature should reach 190 degrees farenheit.
17 Return to the oven for additional cooking if needed.

SERVING
18 Garnish with green grapes and serve.
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