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Herb Roasted Whole Turkey

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12 lbs Turkey, thawed
1 Stick Butter
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Basil
1 Tbsp Parsley
1 Tbsp Rosemary
Zest of 1 Lemon, plus 0.5 of the lemon
1/2 Yellow Onion
2 Celery Stalks, chopped into long strips
2 Garlic Cloves, sliced in half
Salt and Pepper


  1. Remove turkey from fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
  2. Bring one stick of butter to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, olive oil, herbs, and lemon zest.
  5. Place a small amount of salt in a bowl and a small amount of pepper in a separate bowl.
  6. Add the 1/2 lemon, onion, celery, and garlic to another bowl.
  7. Remove anything inside the turkey then rinse with cold water. Place the turkey on a roasting pan and pat dry with a towel. Make sure the whole turkey is dry, inside and out.
  8. Start rubbing the butter mixture over the entire turkey, both top and bottom, and in each crease.
  9. Sprinkle the entire turkey with salt and pepper.
  10. Place the lemon, onion, celery, and garlic in the cavity.
  11. Bake the turkey at 450 for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and add a tinfoil tent to the turkey.
  12. Reduce the oven temp to 350 and put the turkey back in the oven. Bake for another 2 hours.
  13. Remove from the oven and let sit, with the foil tent still on, for about 30 minutes.
  14. Carve and serve.
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