Let’s Talk Turkey!
Do you hate waiting around all day for that Thanksgiving turkey to roast in the oven? How much would you love it if you could pop that bird into the oven and take out a beautifully roasted, stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey in just 2-hours? It can be done. I’ve been doing this very thing for 24-years.
My 2-hour turkey comes out moist, tender, and incredibly delicious. There is no fuss, no muss, no incessant basting… just put it in the oven and forget it. Everyone raves about my turkey, so I thought I would share it with you.
Here’s my secret…
2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving
- Fresh Sage
- 1-2 Sticks Butter
- 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
- 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- Turkey Injector
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Aluminum Foil
- Preheat oven to 500° – 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
- Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
- Turn Turkey Wings to the back
- Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin in tact.
- Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
- Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
- Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
- Spray Roasting Pan with Non-stick Cooking Spray.
- Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
- Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don’t have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
- Place Turkey in the roasting pan
- Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
- Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you’re not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
- Tress Turkey Legs with String
- Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
- Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
- Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
- Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
- Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
- Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!
Well, there you have it, Thanksgiving Turkey in 2-Hours! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Count your blessings, give thanks, and enjoy!
Will you be cooking your turkey in 2-hours?
Do you have any turkey or Thanksgiving secrets?
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