Herbed Roast Turkey

From One Great Thanksgiving

Herbed Roast Turkey

Why This Recipe Works

For a roast turkey recipe that would produce a bird with powerful, aromatic flavor through and through, we made a vertical slit in the breast meat and, using a paring knife, created an expansive pocket by sweeping the blade back and forth. ...

Why This Recipe Works

For a roast turkey recipe that would produce a bird with powerful, aromatic flavor through and through, we made a vertical slit in the breast meat and, using a paring knife, created an expansive pocket by sweeping the blade back and forth. This created a void into which we could rub a small amount of herb paste. Along with three other herbal applications—underneath the skin, inside the cavity, and over the skin—we had a recipe that gave every bite of turkey an herb flavor.

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Season 9, Ep. 907
One Great ThanksgivingSeason 9, Ep. 907

By tweaking our traditional Thanksgiving bird, we create a recipe for moist roast turkey that’s packed with bright herb flavor in every bite. As for the potatoes, we focus on a new technique to make c...