oven roasted turkey

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This is an easy and delicious recipe for a turkey that is perfectly browned on the outside while being both tender and juicy on the inside!

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  • add   1 (12 pound) whole Turkey
  • add   3/4 cup olive oil
  • add   few sticks of celery
  • add   2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • add   2 teaspoons dried basil
  • add   1 teaspoon ground sage
  • add   salt to taste
  • add   1/2 tea spoon crushed rosemary
  • add   lemon pepper to taste
  • add   2 cups beer
  • add   1 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs)
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, crushed dried rosemary, dried basil, ground sage, lemon pepper & salt to taste or non.place the celery inside the Turkey's stomach
  3. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to the skin inside & outside of the uncooked turkey.
  4. bake for 2hrs and baste during .
  5. Pour beer and orange juice over the Turkey & into the bottom of the roasting pan, and Bake @ 300 degree for 3 to 3 1/2 hours more & continue to baste, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees F
  6. Remove roasted turkey from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.
  7. PS..for more tender & juicer turkey lower the heat & cook longer time

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