Roast Turkey with Orange Oregano Butter

Roll up your sleeves!  When you put this flavored butter under the skin of the turkey, it cooks down into the meat.  I don’t make turkeys any other way.  With your fingers, separate the skin from the meat on the top breast of your turkey to form pockets.


15 – 20 pound turkey
1or 2 sticks softened butter (depending on the size of your bird)
1 or 2 tablespoons oregano (Rosemary is nice too)
2-3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate

      The Recipe

Place turkey in roasting pan.  With your fingers, carefully separate the skin from the meat on the top breast of the turkey to form pockets.  In a medium bowl, mix together remaining ingredients.  With your hands, spread the butter mixture under the skin of the turkey. "Wipe" your hands off on the outside.
Loosely cover with heavy foil and roast at 350 degrees 15 minutes per pound. Uncover for the last hour for crispy skin.

A good way to test if it's done is to jiggle the leg(the turkey's not yours!!)



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