Golden roast turkey 2008

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

8 to 10 servings

* PLUS Roasting Time: 240 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 onions , thickly sliced
  • 6 kg fresh or thawed frozen turkey , unstuffed
  • 1 tbsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried savoury
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch kosher or coarse salt

Instructions

  • To roast a fresh or thawed unstuffed turkey, preheat oven to 325 F (160 C). Scatter 2 thickly sliced onions in a roasting pan. Rinse turkey. Pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried sage leaves and 1 tsp (5 mL) dried savoury. Tuck wings under. Tie legs together. Place turkey on onions. Rub bird all over with 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter mixed with 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika. Generously sprinkle with Kosher salt. Cover and roast at 325 F (160 C) for 2 hours. Then uncover and baste with pan juices. Continue roasting, uncovered, until turkey has roasted a total of 20 min a lb (500 g) or 4 hours for a 12 lb (6 kg) bird.