A picture-perfect roast turkey has long been the centerpiece of the traditional and time-honored American Thanksgiving feast and Coastal Goods Turkey Time poultry seasoning is designed to pave the designated cook’s way to culinary perfection. Season well and stress less!
- 1 onion, halved
- 4 whole cloves garlic, unpeeled
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ -to-2 tablespoons Turkey Time poultry seasoning
- When ready to roast the turkey, preheat the oven to 325 F. Remove the turkey from the brine, rinse, and pat dry. If desired, some of the apples, oranges, and herbs from the brine can be reserved to stuff as aromatics into the cavity of the turkey.
- Place the turkey, breast side up, on a flat rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Place the onion halves, garlic cloves, and, if desired, any reserved brining ingredients, in the cavity of the turkey. Truss the legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wings back to hold the neck skin in place and stabilize the turkey’s roasting perch. Brush the turkey lightly all over with olive oil, and then sprinkle evenly all over with the desired amount of Turkey Time poultry seasoning.
- Roast the turkey, tenting the top lightly with foil to prevent overbrowning about 2/3 of the way through the cooking time, until a meat thermometer inserted in the breast registers 165 F. and 185 F. in the meatiest portion of the thigh. A 12-to-14-pound turkey will take approximately 3 to 3 ½ hours to cook. Let the turkey rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.
Serves 6 to 8
Written by Sarah Leah Chase
Sarah develops recipes and concepts for her husband Nigel’s specialty food company, Coastal Goods. She lives with her family on Cape Cod, where she enjoys oystering and gardening as much as cooking.