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Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

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Looking for that perfect thanksgiving turkey recipe so you can really pamper the family? Look no further. We've prepared a recipe for the richest, juiciest, most flavorful turkey. Best of all? It's simple to prepare and the ingredients are easy to come by. So start cooking and make the most of America's yummiest tradition.
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Yield: Serves 16 to 20

Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Instructions

Ingredients

  • 8-11 lb, whole turkey
  • 1 bottle of Merlot (or a sweet red wine of your choosing)
  • 3 cups, extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup, raisins
  • ¼ cup, manzanilla olives
  • 3 large carrots, cubed
  • 1 large cubed onion
  • 1 pack, bacon or pancetta, cubed
  • ¼ cup, Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons, dried rosemary
  • 8 tablespoons, salt.

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a large bowl and spoon, mix the wine, olive oil, carrots, olives, onions, bacon, seasonings and salt until they are well-mixed. Let marinade for 15 minutes.
  3. Place the turkey in a big roasting pan and puncture small holes evenly across its entire surface using a small knife. In each hole place 1 raisin, 1 olive, 1 piece of bacon and 1 piece of onion. Use the remaining ingredients to stuff the turkey, and pour any remaining liquid from the marinade over the bird. Sprinkle your rosemary on top.
  4. Take 4 toothpicks and place 1 on each side of the turkey before covering it with aluminum foil. The toothpicks should stop the foil from touching the turkey.
  5. Bake for 3 hours, uncovering and basting every 25 minutes or so to keep the turkey as moist as possible. After 3 hours are up, remove the foil, baste one more time, and cook uncovered for another 25 minutes until fully done. Rest for 10 minutes, and serve.

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