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Old 06-14-2009, 12:12 PM   #43
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Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey

Serves: 16

A yummy way to cut out the unhealthy foods--without cutting out the tradition. Let the oven do the work.

1 whole turkey (about 12 pounds)
3/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon salt (can eliminate salt and still keep the flavor)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups water

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Clean turkey and place into a roasting pan with a lid.
2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt and black pepper. Using a basting brush apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. I also rub the spices inside the turkey (sans olive oil) as well. You can also place sprigs of fresh rosemary inside the turkey too! Pour water into the bottom of the pan and cover.
3. Bake for 3 to 3.5 hours or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 F.
4. Remove bird from oven and let stand for about 30 minutes before carving.

NUTRITION INFO (per serving)
Calories: 203.4
Fat: 12.5 g
Carbohydrates: 5.1 g
Protein: 17.3 g

It goes without saying, no skin on turkey you eat! A little high in calories, but for traditional occasions, it will work.
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