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Day 5 of the 22 Days of Thanksgiving: Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

The Girl Who Serves Spumoni

 

I know the turkey can be the most daunting part of the Thanksgiving meal. There is a lot of pressure to have a delicious and beautiful turkey as it is the main event. And there are quite a few ways to go about roasting a turkey. Should you brine, dry brine, or not brine, fry, use a roasting bag, cover or no cover, hot temperature to begin and then lower or lower temperature and then higher at the end, fresh or frozen turkey, to baste or not, and so on. I am sure all of these methods have their pros and cons.  But please, don't be discouraged.  I will share what I have learned and you will be serving your guests a delicious, flavorful, and moist turkey, just like the pros.

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh or defrosted turkey ((1 - 1 1/2 pounds per person))
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup herb butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 lemon (halved (optional))
  • 1 c. chicken stock or broth
  • 1 lemon (halved (optional))

Directions

  1. Unwrap turkey from packaging and discard any bones and giblets inside the turkey cavity. Rinse turkey under cold water and place on a...
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Day 5 of the 22 Days of Thanksgiving: Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

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Author:
thegirlwhoservesspumoni
Category:
Main Dish
Recipe Yields:
1 1/2 cups