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Times Food
27th November, 2019 18:26 IST

It's the festive season and who can deny a morsel of mouth-watering perfectly Roasted Turkey! Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and turkey with Thanksgiving, and with the holiday season approaching it becomes even more relevant to prepare the exotic turkey delight. All you need to prepare this lip-smacking dish is turkey meat, onions, lemon wedges along with lots of butter, onions and herbs. Stuffed turkey is basted with a butter mixture and then roasted to perfection in an oven. This simple turkey dish looks fancy and seems like a lot of effort but it is super easy to prepare. And when served, the brown colour of turkey with a coating of dripping butter and herbs look so tempting that it will make for a perfect click for your social media feed and set major festive dinner goals. One look at the dish and you will not be able to stop yourself from digging right into the turkey. It is impossible to imagine a Thanksgiving spread without the preparation of the customary turkey. Just prepare this dish and make hosting a thanksgiving dinner look like a child’s play. Apart from the usual festival preparations you can also make the turkey dish for other celebratory occasions on special feasts. Pair this roasted turkey with a glass of your favourite beverage and a side of bread and enjoy the holiday season in its true spirit. Just follow this simple step by step recipe to make Roasted Turkey and enjoy the flavourful treat with friends and family.


5 kilograms turkey meat

2 tablespoon lemon juice

1 large garlic

3 cup thyme

0 salt as required

2 pieces lemon

2 large onion

0 black pepper as required

2 stick butter

How to make Roasted Turkey

Step 1

To prepare this exotic dish, first, heat butter in a pan kept over medium flame. Once the butter melts add lemon juice and a 1 pinch of tyme leaves in the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes and keep aside until needed next.

Step 2

Now, take the whole turkey and keep it on a large pan. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper all over the turkey and in the turkey cavity. Then stuff the cavity with thyme leaves, lemon wedges, chopped onion and garlic. Brush the turkey with the butter mixture prepared.

Step 3

Now, preheat oven at 350 degree Celsius. Place the marinated turkey with breast side up on the roasting rack set in a metal-roasting pan. Fold the wing tips under. Once done, tie the legs together loosely with a kitchen rope or you can simply take the thread for this.

Step 4

Next, put this whole turkey in a foil and place inside the preheated oven let it roast for around 2 and a half hours. Once done, remove the turkey and cover with a foil for at least 20 minutes. Serve hot.

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