The Top 5 Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes To Try

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1) Lemon & Herb Roasted Turkey (1 of 5)

Lemon & Herb Roasted Turkey

1) Lemon & Herb Roasted Turkey (1 of 5)

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Roasting your turkey with a classic stuffing of lemon, thyme, and parsley is the most delicious Thanksgiving dish that you could ask for.

Ingredients

  • Thyme, chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Parsley, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Oven-ready turkey – 4½ kg
  • Lemon, grated zest – 1
  • Hazelnut, pancetta, and orange stuffing or any other stuffing of your choice
  • Garlic clove, finely chopped – 1
  • Butter, softened – 100g

Preparation

  • Take out the turkey from the fridge an hour prior to the preparation period. Clean it with kitchen paper inside out.
  • Preheat the oven to 428 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Loosen the turkey skin by pushing your fingers between the skin and the flesh of the breast.
  • Mix the lemon zest, herbs, garlic, and butter in a bowl and season the turkey.
  • Add butter under the skin and over the flesh.
  • Now add the stuffing from the neck entrance of the turkey and secure the skin using a skewer.
  • Cover your turkey loosely in foil and place inside the oven to cook.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes then reduce the temperature for the remainder of the cooking time.
  • When only 30 minutes of cooking time remains, get rid of the foil on the turkey.
  • Put a cut on the thickest part of the turkey with a skewer to check if the juices run clear.
  • If you see pink or uncooked juices, place the turkey back in the over for 15 more minutes.
  • Once the thighs are well cooked, you can remove the turkey from the tray and place it onto a platter for serving.

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