Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gobble Gobble Gobble...It's Almost Turkey Day!

I found a new recipe compliments of Cristina Ferrare for a great marinade for your Turkey.

Roasted Herb Turkey:

1 turkey (10 lbs)
6 lemons
A poultry mix of fresh herbs: Rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley and oregano work well

Marinade for one turkey:
1 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup juice from fresh lemon (don't discard lemon rinds)
To make marinade: Place all ingredients in a nonreactive bowl. Whisk with a wire whisk until ingredients are incorporated well—the marinade should have a smooth and creamy consistency.

To make roasted turkey: Preheat oven to 425°.

Clean turkey well and pat dry. Place each turkey in a baking pan.

Stuff cavity with lemon rinds and fresh herbs. A poultry mix is fine, usually consisting of rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley and oregano.

Pour marinade over turkey. Add cracked pepper and remaining herbs to the top of each turkey.

Place an oven thermometer in each turkey and cover with aluminum foil. Place on the lower rack of the oven. Bake for 2 1/2 hours, then remove the aluminum foil. Baste with a basting bulb. Keep basting often, ever 15 minutes until the thermometer reads 185°.

(this recipe is also awesome on chickens)
Do you have your Thanksgiving menu already planned?

Bon Appetit!


JAY said...

thanks for this recipe...have you made it before? I thought it called for olive oil also in the marinade. I used to own this book, but must have loaned out to someone.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This sounds wonderful, Darlene.

Enjoyed catching up with you today. I've been meeting myself coming and going lately and decided to slow down a bit. I've missed some bloggy visits.

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