Turkey: "Sticky Turkey"

posted by Eureka 12-16-99 6:44 PM

“Sticky Turkey”

1 turkey 10 to 20 lbs.
butter, softened
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 large carrot, scraped and quartered
1 stalk celery, cut in half
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup water

Wash turkey inside and out, remove any large fat pieces. Place in roasting pan. Rub butter over surface of turkey.

In a small bowl mix salt, thyme, basil and peppers. Rub over outside of turkey and inside cavity. Place vegetables inside the turkey and cover cavity opening with a small piece of foil. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight in refrigerator.

To cook: Remove plastic wrap and place 1/2 cup water in bottom of roasting pan. Make a sturdy tent with aluminum foil folded in half and lightly place over turkey to prevent it from burning.

Bake at 250 F. My turkey was 20lbs and it was done in 10 hrs. That works out to be about 30 min. per pound or cook until a thermometer reaches 180 F. Baste occasionally and remove tent last hour of cooking.

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