Perfect Bird

Monday, November 19th 2012, 5:33 pm
By: News 9

Perfect Bird


1 fresh or frozen turkey

Fresh rosemary and thyme

Sea salt


Olive oil

1 apple

1 lemon




Wash your turkey well. Make sure to pat dry and then place into a large baking pan. Liberally pour oil all over the turkey and massage with sea salt and pepper. Place thyme and rosemary under the skin of turkey breast. Place apples, oranges, lemons, celery and onion in the cavity. Cover with heavy duty foil. Bake at 300 degrees. DO NOT PEEK! Uncover the last 30 minutes to brown.

Time Required to Thaw a Turkey in the Refrigerator:

8 to 12 lbs. 2 to 3 Days

13 to 16 lbs. 3 to 4 Days

17 to 20 lbs. 4 to 5 Days

21 to 24 lbs. 5 to 6 Days

Weight of Bird

20 minutes per pound. 8-12 pound birds

15 minutes per pound. 12-16 pound birds