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McCormick Gourmet Collection Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika


2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 Tbsp Sicilian Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Coarse Grind Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Ground mustard
1 ea whole turkey (12-14 lbs) fresh or frozen, thawed
2 ribs celery
1 ea onion, quartered
1 ea orange, quartered
2 ea Bay Leaves
1 Tbsp olive oil


Mix first 6 ingredients.  Place turkey, breast-side up, on roasting rack in shallow roasting pan.  Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture inside turkey.  Stuff with celery, onion, orange and bay leaves.  Brush turkey lightly with oil.  Spread remaining spice mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey.  Add 1/2 cup water to pan, cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

Roast in  preheated 325° F oven 1 hour.  Remove foil.  Roast 2 to 2-1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165° F (175° F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices.  Remove turkey from oven.  Let stand 20 minutes.  Transfer to serving platter.  Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.

(Makes 15 servings)


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02/16/2012 - Posted by | Turkey

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