Savory Roasted Turkey

The flavors of bay leaves, onion and oranges permeate the
turkey to make it incredibly moist and flavorful.

Prep: 20 min - Cook: 3 1/2 hours

1 tablespoon McCormick® Italian Seasoning
2 teaspoons McCormick® Season-All® Seasoned Salt
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Mustard
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
1 (about 12 pounds) turkey, fresh or frozen, thawed
2 McCormick® Bay Leaves
2 stalks celery
1 onion, quartered
1 small orange, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine first 5 ingredients; set
aside. Wash turkey and remove neck and giblets. Place turkey
breast side up on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle 2
teaspoons of seasoning mixture inside the turkey. Stuff bay
leaves, celery stalks, onion and orange inside turkey. Brush
oil over entire surface of turkey, and spread remaining
seasoning mixture over surface. Place in oven.

2. Roast about 3 1/2 hours. Baste turkey several times with
pan juices. After 2 hours, loosely tent with. Remove foil
during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Turkey is done when
internal temperature reaches 180°F in thigh and 170°F in the
breast when tested with a meat thermometer.

3. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 15 minutes. Transfer
to platter or carving board.

Makes 12 servings


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This recipe created by McCormick, Inc.