No need to be intimidated when it comes to preparing a turkey. This wonderful recipe requires only 6 ingredients and it could be the best turkey you ever tasted.
1 (12-pound) turkey
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, sliced
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 cloves large garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Preheat oven 350°F (175°C).
- Clean and rinse out turkey cavity and pat dry. Place turkey in a roasting pan. Carefully lift skin over breasts, thighs and drumsticks and insert butter. Rub oil and crushed garlic cloves over turkey, then sprinkle with allspice and seasoned salt. Tie or skewer legs together to hold shape during cooking. Cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 4 hours, or about 20 minutes per pound. Meat thermometer should read 180°F (85°C). when inserted into the thickest portion of the breast away from the bone. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of cooking, baste with pan juices and brown skin.
Makes 12 servings.