Perfectly Seasoned Roasted Turkey - Oliviers & Co.

Perfectly Seasoned Roasted Turkey

November 06, 2018
Perfectly Seasoned Roasted Turkey

Kick off the holidays with a delicious, seasoned, roasted turkey.

Perfectly Seasoned Roasted Turkey

  • 1 (18 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 2 cups Natural Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Oliviers&Co Château Virant Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste


Rub the turkey inside & out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stock pot, & cover with cold water. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt & water mixture 12 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse the turkey, inside & out and pat dry.

Using half the melted butter, brush the turkey. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 the carrots, 1/2 the celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan, & cover with the white wine.

Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining butter. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.

Carve & drizzle with Oliviers & Co Château Virant Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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