November 18, 2010

Sage Rubbed Roasted Turkey

Makes: 12 servings. Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 3-1/2 hours.

1 whole turkey (12 to 14 lb.) frozen or fresh, thawed
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. McCormick Rubbed Sage
1 tbsp. Lawry's Seasoned Salt
2 tsp. McCormick Paprika
1-1/2 tsp. McCormick Garlic Powder
1 tsp. McCormick Ground Black Pepper

   PLACE turkey on rack in roasting pan. Brush with oil. Mix seasonings. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of the seasoning inside turkey. Spread remaining seasoning over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

   ROAST in preheat 325F. oven 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2-1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165F (175F in thigh) basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven.
Let stand 20 minutes before slicing. Reserve pan juices to make gravy.

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