Super Slow Roasted Turkey
Tender and Juicy Every Time
After discovering this super slow way to cook a turkey, I have never been disappointed. You need to put this turkey in the oven in the morning.
1whole turkey, about 15 to 21 pounds
1/2cup melted butter or ghee
2tsp. dried thyme
3tsp. sea salt
1tsp. freshly ground pepper
4cloves of garlic, minced
Pre-heat oven to 480 degrees.
Wash turkey under cold water and pat dry (inside and out) with a cotton cloth. Combine the melted fat, spices and garlic. Rub all over the turkey including under the skin. Place turkey on a metal rack in a roasting pan with high sides. Put the turkey in the oven and bake at 480 degrees until the turkey turns a light brown color. It will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep checking in on the turkey to be sure it does not burn. Once the skin is a light brown, it will hold in all the natural juices. Now, reduce the oven temperature to 225 degrees. Slow roast the turkey until the internal thigh temperature reaches between 170 to 180 degrees. It usually takes about 30 to 35 minutes per pound.
For example: a 20 pound turkey would take about 10 hours. Once the turkey is ready cover with unbleached parchment paper and then with a towel to keep warm while you make the gravy.