SAVORY HERB RUB ROASTED TURKEY

A Thanksgiving favorite!  Tender, flavorful and juicy will be the theme so be ready to wow your guests!

1 whole turkey (12-14 lb) fresh or thawed
1 T. veg oil
2 T. Rubbed sage
1 T. Paprika
1 T. Seasoned salt (I use Old Bay)
2 t. garlic powder
1 t. ground black pepper
3/4 t. ground nutmeg
1 lg. onion – cut into wedges
6 bay leaves

Brush turkey with oil.  Mix all seasonings except for bay leaves.  Sprinkle 1 T. of the seasoning mixture inside the turkey cavity.  Spread remaining over entire surface of turkey and under skin.  Place onion and bay leaves inside turkey cavity.  Add 1/2 c. water to pan, cover loosely with foil.

Roast in 325 degree oven 1 hour.  Remove foil.  Roast 2-2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, basting occasionally with pan juices.

Let stand 20 minutes to rest.

Reserve pan juices for gravy.

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