Paleoista’s Classic Roast Turkey

Paleoista's Classic Roast Turkey
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Holiday
Serves: 15
Tradition rings true with this classic holiday dish. With few ingredients sourced locally to garnish the bird, you're sure to present a main course that's beautifully presented and perfectly suited to take center stage on the big day.
  • 20 pound Pasture Raised Turkey
  • 2 T fresh Rosemary
  • 2 T fresh Thyme
  • 2 T fresh Sage
  • 1 T Kosher Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Remove giblets, set aside and reserve for pan gravy.
  3. Since turkey and dry thoroughly.
  4. Combine herbs in food processor and whiz until a uniform consistency is reached
  5. Rub all over turkey, including in cavity and under skin
  6. Truss turkey with kitchen twine, ensuring cavities are completely secure
  7. Place breast side down on rack over baking tray
  8. Sprinkle salt on top
  9. Roast until lightly golden brown, 45 minutes.
  10. Flip bird over and sprinkle remaining salt on top.
  11. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting until thermometer inserted in the thigh registers 160 degrees F, about 2 to 2¼ hours longer.
  12. Remove from oven and let rest 15 - 20 minutes before carving.
  13. Slice as you serve with assorted veggie dishes