Does your family love the taste and scent of smoked turkey ? Is it cold as the ARTIC CIRCLE and no one wants to put in 8 hours worth of harsh weather? Try making it in your oven! The secret is in a delightful product called liquid smoke. Choose mesquite for the turkey and you are sure to score a big time hit!!!
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Roasted Turkey is the traditional bird for he holidays This jazzed up version goes well, with a ripe Australian cabernet
1 15 to 16 lb turkey
1/2 stick of butter room temperature or 4 Tbls of Olive oil for milk free version
4 Tbls apple cider vinegar
4 Tbls liquid smoke
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
2 tsp herbs of choice: sage, herbs de province or rosemary go very well
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the apple cider, and the cider in a saucepan over medium heat, bring liquid to a boil, then remove from heat ,stir in the liquid smoke and set it aside.
Rinse turkey inside and out, pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper. Spoon in stuffing (if any). Tuck the wing tips under the breast and tie legs together with twine.
Rub the turkey with the butter and the herbs. Pour half of the basting liquid over the turkey. Salt and pepper the turkey to taste.
Insert a meat thermometer (if using one) in the thickest part of the leg and place the turkey in the oven. Roast the turkey for 40 minutes, then baste with the remainder of the liquid.
Roast for 2 hours, continue to baste frequently, add a cup of water if juices run dry. Cover the turkey with foil to avoid drying. Continue to cook for approximately 1 and one half hour or till the meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 175 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit . Transfer turkey to a platter, and let stand (with the foil) for 30 minutes before carving. meanwhile use the drippings to prepare pan gravy. Enjoy!
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