Orange Glazed Roasted Turkey

Orange Glazed Roasted Turkey

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Yield: Serves 8- 10


1 ea. 10-12 lb. turkey
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup orange juice
4 oz. butter
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 Tbsp. thyme leaves


Oven Temperature: 500-550 degrees

  1. Liberally salt the turkey inside and out and sprinkle lightly with pepper. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  2. Place the orange juice, butter, garlic, and thyme in a small saucepan and simmer until reduced by half. Brush glaze over the whole turkey, reserving some to brush on again after and hour.
  3. Put turkey on a rack in a roasting pan with about 1-in. of water in the bottom to keep any drippings from burning. Tent the bird with foil.
  4. Flame Height: Oven Off
  5. Roast the turkey just inside the door of the oven for 30 minutes. Rotate pan 180 degrees and roast 30 minutes more. Brush with remaining glaze.
  6. Flame Height: if the oven temperature drops below 350 degrees; turn the oven on with flame at 2.4
  7. Remove the foil and continue to roast for 1 1/2-2 hours, rotating every 30 minutes and basting until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees between the thigh and breast.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest 20-30 minutes before carving.


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