McCormick's Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey
Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I know I haven't been blogging in a while. It's hard to find time with school back in session. I do have a few more recipes I've tried out, so I will try to get those up soon. But anyways, this Thanksgiving, Mom and I tried a recipe for our turkey from McCormick, which you can find on their website if you click here. We tried it out the night before on some chicken, just to make sure we liked it before using it on our turkey. It tasted really good on the chicken, so we went ahead and used it on the turkey. Overall, it turned out really good and I would definitely use it again for turkey, chicken, or even pork. It was a really simple recipe that was really flavorful.
- Place oven rack on lowest level, preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons rubbed sage, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
- Place turkey in a pan, breast side up.
- Brush 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil on the turkey. (We actually omitted the vegetable oil)
- Sprinkle almost half of the seasoning inside the turkey.
- Chop up one whole onion into wedges and place inside the turkey as well, along with 6 bay leaves.
- Rub the remainder of the seasoning on the turkey and under the skin of the turkey.
- Pour 1/2 cup of water into the pan. Cover loosely with foil.
- **Here's where it gets tricky: roast for 1 hour, then remove foil and roast for an additional 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Baste the turkey occasionally with pan juices.
- Remove the turkey and let stand for 20 minutes. (I suggest about 45 minutes to an hour.)
Pictures of our turkey are below. Y'all come back now, ya hear?! ;)
Gobble gobble! :D