Rating: 3.55 stars
306 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 110
  • 3 star values: 100
  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 10

Flavorful rosemary-lemon oil is great for the turkey. You can also use it to season vegetables before roasting or after steaming, or to dress up a vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Let turkey sit at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in lower third. In a small saucepan, heat oil, rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer over medium-high and cook until garlic is soft and lemon is slightly shriveled, 1 minute. Remove rosemary-lemon oil from heat and let cool.

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  • Tuck wing tips underneath body of turkey. Season inside of turkey with salt and pepper. Loosely fill large cavity and neck cavity with stuffing; fold neck skin over opening. Tie legs together with kitchen twine. Brush turkey all over with 1/2 cup rosemary-lemon oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Place onion in a heavy-bottomed roasting pan. Set a roasting rack over onion and place turkey on top. Roast until turkey is golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Reduce heat to 375 degrees, add 1 cup water to pan, and roast, brushing turkey with remaining rosemary oil every 30 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of a thigh reads 165 degrees, 1 1/2 to 2 hours (add some water, if pan becomes dry).

  • Transfer turkey to a platter or cutting board and loosely tent with foil; let rest 30 minutes. Reserve pan with drippings for

    White Wine Gravy. To serve, scoop out stuffing and carve turkey.

Reviews (3)

306 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 110
  • 3 star values: 100
  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2018
I cook this recipe with the lemon zest. and for the side dish I cooked the Asparagus with Almonds, Goat Cheese, and Basil side dish and is was perfect. Best turkey dinner I have ever made...
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2013
This is an amazing turkey recipe, my go to recipe now. The white wine gravy is the best gravy I have ever had!
Rating: Unrated
12/23/2012
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