Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

Captain America has been busy in the kitchen again – this time demonstrating his skills at cooking the perfect Turkey.

I know I am running a series of very unseasonal posts right now, yesterday was Pumpkin Cheesecake and now today it’s the perfect turkey – anyone would think it was Thanksgiving! However it is not, and we all know that you can eat turkey all year round and it makes for a very flexible, multiple meal option for a family.

We used a bone-in turkey breast which we got on sale in our local grocery store.  We roasted it up and used it in various meals, lunches, sandwiches for the next few days!

Captain America boasts about his Roast Turkey and I can understand why (I feel like I say that about everything he cooks – but really the man is a genius in the kitchen….I am very blessed!!) – it was very moist and flavorful not at all like many of the turkeys you usually get served around the holidays. It was, in fact, the perfect turkey!

This is a super quick and simple recipe – there is no need for days of preparation here – you will need about 10 minutes to prep it before sticking it in the oven to bake! Easy as can be!

What is your favorite method of preparing turkey??

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Ingredients:

garlic cloves (as many as you can handle)

Olive oil (enough to cover the whole bird)

You need equal parts of the following herbs and seasonings:

(we used about 1 Tbsp of each)

onion salt

garlic salt

black pepper

poultry seasoning

rosemary

oregano

thyme

parsley

Italian seasoning

Directions:

Wash and pat dry the turkey.  Make sure you remove any giblets or nasty stuff from the insides and wash the interior really well.

Place the turkey on a baking rack, preferably one over a deep baking dish.

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

Stuff the turkey with garlic cloves

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

Cover the entire exterior of the turkey in olive oil

In a small bowl mix together the seasonings, then rub them all over the whole exterior of the turkey – so it is totally covered.  Use all the seasonings.

Place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast of the turkey – but don’t push it in too far – it shouldn’t touch bone, just rest in the thick part of the flesh.

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

Bake at 375°F  for around a couple of hours, until the meat thermometer reaches the ‘poultry’ temperature. (this will vary depending on the size of your turkey so keep an eye on it!

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Turkey

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