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Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey Recipe
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Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey Recipe

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While recovering from hip surgery, I wrote my family for some of their favorite recipes to compile into a cookbook. This seasoned turkey is timeless. —Della Stamp, Long Beach, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-3/4 hours + standing
MAKES:13-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-3/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 13-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated fresh or dried orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated fresh or dried lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 turkey (13 to 15 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 493 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 212 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 63 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan; pat dry. Brush with oil; rub rosemary mixture over turkey.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 20 minutes before carving. Yield: 13-15 servings.
Originally published as Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p116

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 493 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 212 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 63 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"Have made this recipe before, but didn't write it down and save it, just looked it up and i'm doing it for this Thanksgiving.

Plus i'm saving it in my recipe box for future use!"

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"I've made this turkey recipe twice now, family loves it every time. Very moist and delicious."

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"Used this recipe last Thanksgiving & my family ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. My hubby had me make it again during the summer! I was going to try another recipe this year, but my family voted that I re-do this one. Fantastic! Strongly recommend!"

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"Used this recipe last Thanksgiving & my family ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. My hubby had me make it again during the summer! I was going to try another recipe this year, but my family voted that I re-do this one. Fantastic! Strongly recommend!"

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