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Citrus Mustard Basted Turkey

Butter based mixture of Dijon mustard, orange and lemon zest for a new take on the Thanksgiving favorite.
Prep Time
25 minutes
Total Time
3+ hours
Calories Per Serving
776

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh marjoram
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 to 16 lb.) Butterball® Fresh or Frozen Whole Turkey, thawed if frozen

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine butter, herbs, zest, mustard, salt and pepper in work bowl of blender or food processor; cover. Process until well blended.
  2. Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey. Reserve giblets for stuffing recipe. Drain juices from turkey and dry turkey with paper towels. Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey.
  3. Remove butter mixture from blender. Carefully work fingers under skin on breast of turkey. Place half the butter mixture under breast area. Rub remaining butter mixture over breast and legs of turkey.
  4. Place turkey, breast side up, on a flat rack in a shallow baking pan. Roast turkey approximately 1-½ hours. Then, cover breast and top of drumsticks loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning.
  5. Roast turkey another 1-½ hours, or until meat thermometer reaches 180°F; when inserted into the deepest part of the thigh. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh marjoram
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 to 16 lb.) Butterball® Fresh or Frozen Whole Turkey, thawed if frozen

Nutritional Facts

People Served
12
Carbs Per Serving
1g
Cholesterol Per Serving
370mg
Dietary Fiber Per Serving
0g
Protein Per Serving
91g
Saturated Fat Per Serving
15g
Sodium Per Serving
701mg
Sugar Per Serving
0g
Total Fat Per Serving
43g
Trans Fat Per Serving
0g