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Roast Turkey

How to roast the perfect turkey. This is our family's favorite turkey recipe. #turkey #recipe

Roast turkey with a spice encrusted crispy skin is our family’s favorite Thanksgiving dinner. We look forward to it all year long and keep it special for this time of year.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. After the turkey has been prepped, place it in your roasting pan.
  2. Pull the skin loose from the breast and rub half the butter under the skin, leaving lumps and bumps of butter. I cut it into tablespoons to make it easier.
  3. Rub the other half of butter across the breast, drumsticks, and wings of the turkey.
  4. Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice across top of turkey – breast, drumsticks, and wings.
  5. Sprinkle seasonings, spices, and herbs fairly evenly across the top of the bird.
  6. Bake per the directions on the bird, except if you need to cover it at any point during baking, make sure to uncover it and turn the oven up to 400 for the last 10 minutes to ensure a crispy skin.
  7. Let the bird rest 15 minutes before carving and serving.

Notes

Happy Turkey Eating Day!