i A Time and a Place...: Turkey Recipe...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Recipe...

Mi Espousa, La Donna d'el Nebraska (a little Mex lingo here) gave me this recipe for Thanksgiving Turkey. She says it is the best and I believe her. The only problem is; she just gave me the recipe with no pic of the finished product. She'll give me that tomorrow and I'll pass it on to you.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING..........Here is a recipe I thought you would like for the holidays

1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.

Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat;
Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on
each side. This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue
to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

If you've followed these steps correctly, your turkey should
look like the one in the picture.

Bon Appetit!



Blogger Malinda777 said...

Too strange and coincidental you placed this here.

We were in Redding for Thanksgiving. One night my Mother In Law used my rotisserie cooker to do a chicken.

She put lemon slices under the skin and I'd never heard of such. Turned out WONDERFUL!

I'll give "back at ya" a fail proof turkey recipe we use in Texas.

Find a LARGE paper grocery sack. Yep...straight from the store.

Take a stick of butter and as if it were a crayon..."color" the ENTIRE INSIDE of the sack with butter taking care to get every fold, wrinkle, edge, etc. Then, generously shake salt all over the greased bag.

Clean turkey. Stick a carrot, onion cut in 4 pieces, a stick of celery, and an apple cut in 4 pieces up his rear :)

Rub outside of turkey with a little butter, salt & pepper.

Stick inside paper grocery bag. Fold edges up like you would a kids lunch bag and staple shut in 3-4 places.

Place sack in one of those $1.59 aluminum big turkey pans from the store and put into the oven at 325* for 20 minutes per pound. DON'T LOOK AT IT, DON'T TOUCH IT, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT...TRUST ME!

The turkey will come out looking just like the one in your picture and will literally fall of the bone! I'm sure the lemon slices would be ok here too.

Old Texas secret...always happy to share :) I've got half of Reno cooking turkeys in paper bags now over the years :)

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