A Simple Perfect Roast Turkey
Thanksgiving is a time to gather around with family and friends. A period that all of us often use to take a moment and appreciate the things we have. Along with the get-together of relatives and colleagues is also plenty of good food to eat. The best old-time favorite for Thanksgiving is the Turkey. A traditional turkey dinner will never go out of date, but long gone is the one–way method of preparing the fowl. There are many creative ways to cook the holiday bird, and plenty of recipes that help you do just that. Below is an easy recipe for a simply perfect roast turkey that’s a delicious change to the normal baked bird.
A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey .
1 (12 pound) of whole turkey
3/4 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
2 teaspoons of dried basil
1 teaspoon of ground sage
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 cups of water
Directions for Cooking Turkey
- Preheat the oven to a degree of 325 F or 165 degrees C.
- Clean turkey and throw away all the giblets and organs. (If you want you can use the giblets to make gravy.)
- Place the bird in a pan with a lid. (if necessary a foil cap can be used.)
- While the pie is cooking make the streusel topping.
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and garlic powder adding the dried basil and ground sage. Rubb the turkey with the mixture, rub the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour the water in the bottom of the cooking pan, and cover to bake.
- Bake the bird 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thigh measures 180 degrees.
- Remove the bird from oven, and allow it to cool before serving.
This recipe creates a beautiful golden brown bird on the outside, while it still retains the moist juices on the inside. Not only, is it a nice addition to decorate the table, but the taste is yummy, a moist and tender turkey. It is not necessary to baste the bird while you are cooking.