What’s Thanksgiving without Turkey? Although I cook big on that special Day a few Turkeys are baked. I have made so many different varieties through the years this one is a juicy, favorite! I marinate a 15-18 pound Turkey with olive oil, black pepper, salt, cumin, cut bacon pieces, onion powder, garlic powder in a large plastic bag. I marinate it overnight in the refrigerator. Coat the outside of turkey with melted butter, and place into a large roasting pan, cover with foil set oven temp. to 350 F and bake away. After a few hours the house smells so good and everyone is getting hungry! At the half way baking point I baste with melted butter and cut up bacon, recover with foil and let it roast.
It is important to let the Turkey rest before carving. With this flavorful Turkey are so many side dishes, all the favorites of family and friends.
I hope you enjoy your Turkey this year!
Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.
The Wiser Cook