MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE
SIMPLE HERB ROASTED TURKEY + NO-FAIL GRAVY TIPS
If you need a killer roast turkey without any long, complicated steps, this simple, no-fuss, perfect herb roasted turkey recipe is for you!
Prep Time: 3 HRS 15 MINS
Turkey, coarse kosher salt, ground black pepper, salted butter, fresh thyme, lemon, onion, bunch of parsley, carrots and celery stalks
YIELD: 12 SERVINGS
Salt and pepper all over the outside of the turkey; also liberally salt and pepper inside of the turkey cavity and stuff with the lemon, onion, parsley, carrots and celery.
Grab tablespoon-size pieces of the butter mixture and place it in between the skin and the breast meat
Roast the turkey for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until the meatiest part of a chicken thigh registers a steady 165 degrees F.
Remove the turkey from the oven and let rest for 15-20 minutes before carving and serving.