Foolproof Juicy Delicious Turkey Recipe
Mr. Turkey Recipe
In my family, the Thanksgiving turkey is not just a turkey; it is called Mr. Turkey. If you want a foolproof juicy, delicious turkey this is the recipe I have been using since 1995. And everyone rants and raves about my Turkey! This is a similar recipe to my mother’s turkey expect she did not use olive oil. And sometimes, she would use oranges instead of apples. I feel like the bacon gives it the extra punch of flavor and balances nicely with the apples. I am not a scientist but I believe the bacon helps create the juiciness.
* Turkey (I get the one that has the pop timer stick thingy) I did 12-13 pound last year
* 1 package of Sliced Bacon (2 packages if it is a larger Turkey), you can use Turkey Bacon. Some years I do a combo of the both.
* Half a bag of Red Apples Diced (Full bag if it is a larger Turkey)
* Small Tub of Soft Butter (discard after use or spoon out the butter on a plate)
* Olive Oil
* Mrs. Dash Original Blend Seasoning (I'm watching my sodium)
You can use your preferred baking dish - I use a Tin Foil Pan
Make sure you wash thoroughly your hands, sink, or anything that has touched the raw turkey to prevent cross-contamination.
Also, be sure to wash your hands between steps to help prevent any cross-contamination
Before you start – preheat your over to the suggested temperature. Here are some great turkey baking calculators:
Preheat the oven
Prepare your Turkey – Here are some great tips from Recipe Tips.
Clean and wash your hands very well, you are now becoming the Turkey's massage therapist for about 10 minutes. LOL
Take soft butter in a plastic tub, and rub the butter into the skin of the turkey, put on slow music if that helps the massaging. LOL
Take more soft butter and rub in the inside of the turkey
Wash hands very well
Take one package of bacon and take a few strips at a time and roll them up and stuff the inside of the turkey
Take diced up red apples and stuff the inside of the turkey
Repeat the bacon and apple steps in layers until all the bacon and apples are gone and the cavity is full
Place Mr. Turkey in the pan
Wash hands really well
Pour Olive Oil on your hands and pat the outside of the Turkey
Wash hands really well
Cover the outside of the Turkey with Mrs. Dash
Place in pre-heated over and set the timer
Every so often I take the juice in the pan and pour it back over the turkey
Take a picture of Mr. Turkey for showing off purposes later
When done, let sit for a few before cutting.
Enjoy! Hit me up on Instagram if you have any questions - @MaryKRadio