Christmas Turkey

By Isabelle D – Fredericton, NB
Christmas Turkey
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 300
  • Servings: 8/12

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034: Winter Roast Challenge
One of my favourite things to do is make a big turkey dinner for friends and family. I have been know to make on in the middle of the summer - because I have air conditioning so whatever lol! I stuff it with a secrect recipe Sweet Potato and Sausage Stuffing.


2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
2 tbsp Dried Basil
1/4 cup Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup Water
1 Maple Leaf Turkey - 13-15 pounds


-Using about 1/3 of the butter grease the bottom and the sides of the roasting pan
-Put thawed and rinsed off turkey in the pan, and stuff with the stuffing of your choice.
-Rub the entire turkey with the olive oil
-Season with sea salt/pepper and basil "from a height"
-Cut remaining butter into slices and place along the top of the turkey.
-Add water to bottom of pan and loosely cover with foil
-Put into a preheated 350 degree oven and roast for about 4.5 hours basting every 45 minutes to an hour.
-Remove foil cover for last 30 minutes.
-Let rest in pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a serving dish

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