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A simple, down to basics recipe when it comes to the good old tom turkey.

Recipe Summary

cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 10 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 (12 pound) turkey
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and wash turkey. Discard the giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone's favorites.

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  • Place turkey in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat. This makes for very juicy breast meat.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the water with the bouillon. Sprinkle in the parsley and minced onion. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle seasoning salt over the turkey.

  • Cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). For the last 45 minutes or so, remove the foil so the turkey will brown nicely.

Nutrition Facts

545 calories; protein 68.1g; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 27.9g; cholesterol 209.8mg; sodium 560mg. Full Nutrition
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