Flavor Injected, Herb Roasted Turkey

Love turkey but hate the gallons of liquid you have to drink with it because it’s so dry?  Me too! That is before I learned about injecting the turkey before baking it.  Flavor Injected, Herb Roasted Turkey is going to change your life!  Okay, well maybe not your life but definitely your Thanksgiving Dinner!

Flavor-Injected-Herb-Roasted-Turkey-YoursAndMineAreOurs | Love turkey but hate the gallons of liquid you have to drink with it because it’s so dry?  Me too! That is before I learned about injecting the turkey before baking it.  Flavor Injected, Herb Roasted Turkey is going to change your life!  Okay, well maybe not your life but definitely your Thanksgiving Dinner!

Speaking of turkey and Thanksgiving Dinner… why is it that we only have turkey once or twice a year?  This year I am totally stocking up while they are cheap so that I can have them in the freezer to make at other times during the year.  When turkey tastes this good I don’t want to limit it to just once or twice a year and you won’t either.  So, stock up, make this recipe and then make it again!  You’re going to love it and so will your family and friends.

For this recipe you are going to need a good Injector, Meat Thermometer and twine.  I’ve linked those that are similar to what I use here.

Flavor-Injected-Herb-Roasted-Turkey-YoursAndMineAreOurs | Love turkey but hate the gallons of liquid you have to drink with it because it’s so dry?  Me too! That is before I learned about injecting the turkey before baking it.  Flavor Injected, Herb Roasted Turkey is going to change your life!  Okay, well maybe not your life but definitely your Thanksgiving Dinner!

 

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Flavor Injected, Herb Roasted Turkey

Ingredients

    Cayenne Butter Injection
  1. 1 stick of butter, melted
  2. 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  3. 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  4. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  5. Herb Butter
  6. 2 sticks butter, softened
  7. 1 cups fresh parsley, chopped
  8. 1 small head garlic, peeled & minced
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon pepper
  11. Turkey
  12. 1 whole turkey - approx. 15 lbs.
  13. 1 head celery, cleaned & cut in 2 inch pieces
  14. 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  15. 1 recipe Cayenne Butter Injection
  16. 1 recipe Herb Butter

Instructions

    Cayenne Butter Injection
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Using a blender or electric mini chopper will ensure that the seasonings are well blended and as fine as possible so that the injector does not clog as easily.
  2. If your syringe does become clogged just take it apart and rinse with hot water to unclog.
  3. Herb Butter
  4. Combine softened butter, 1 cup parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  5. Turkey
  6. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  7. Remove the neck, gizzards and liver from the turkey. Typically there will be parts in both ends of the turkey so make sure you remove it all.
  8. Rinse the turkey and then pat it dry.
  9. Fill a large syringe with the cayenne butter recipe and inject the turkey in the breast, thigh, back, wings and legs. You should poke the injector firmly down into the meat at least 1/2 way to ensure that it penetrates thoroughly.
  10. Place a spatula between the skin and the meat on the breast of the turkey and carefully lift the skin on as large of an area as possible. Using your hands spread the herb butter under the skin.
  11. Stuff chopped celery and 1 cup of fresh parsley inside of the cavity.
  12. Tie the turkey legs together with cooking twine.
  13. Place the turkey on a roasting rack in your roasting pan.
  14. Tent a piece of foil over the turkey.
  15. Cook at 275 for about 2.5 hours or 10 minutes per pound, basting halfway through.
  16. At the end of the 2.5 hours baste the turkey again and bump the heat up to 350. Remove the foil and continue to bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165 degrees. *Make sure not to hit the bone when inserting the thermometer and testing temperature.
  17. Allow the turkey to rest for 30 to 45 minutes before carving.
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About Tammy Northrup

Mother of five sons and one daughter, grandmother to two spunky girls and five of the sweetest boys ever, wife to a mostly amazing man .. okay he's all amazing most of the time, blogger, food lover and onion hater.

Comments

  1. What a spectacular bird! I love the idea of injecting for an extra boost of flavor.
  2. Injecting a turkey huh? This looks delicious! I'll have to try this method. There's nothing worse than dry turkey! Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] recently posted...Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken & White Bean SoupMy Profile
  3. This looks amazing. I stink at cooking turkey, my mom always does it for me! Lol I am such a baby, but maybe now I can put on my big girl pants. haha Rachael recently posted...Baked or Fried Shrimp and Veggie Egg RollsMy Profile
  4. This looks like the perfect turkey! Love that it's flavor injected! :) Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads recently posted...Raspberry Cranberry Sauce Recipe with a Kitchenaid Mixer Giveaway! Also a Tasty Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner with my Bloggy Friends!My Profile
  5. I love that you injected the turkey for maximum flavor and ease and I love all the spices going on - I can tell this turkey is going to be amazingly flavorful and delicious! Jen recently posted...Perfect Soft and Fluffy Dinner RollsMy Profile
  6. I've never used an injector but I'm intrigued. Great post!
  7. A lovely recipe. Thank you.
  8. I have never tried injecting a turkey, but will give it a try. Thanks for the nice giveaway and a chance to win.
  9. I've pinned this! It sounds amazing! :) Thanks for joining the Link Up this week and Happy Thanksgiving! :) Jess recently posted...Plucky is Looking for Guest Bloggers and Contributors!!My Profile

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