Salt-Roasted Turkey with Lemon and Oregano
Salt-Roasted Turkey with Lemon and Oregano
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 21 hr 45 min
  • total: 22 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    The technique: Rub the bird with an herbal, citrusy salt mixture and let it chill overnight. As the turkey sits, the salt draws moisture to the skin. During roasting, the flavorful liquid seasons the meat and keeps it moist.The payoff: A superjuicy bird with crisp, browned skin.

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup coarse kosher salt (preferably Diamond Crystal brand)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 1 14- to 16-pound turkey; neck, heart, and gizzard reserved for Ultimate Turkey Stock
    • 3 lemons, coarsely chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
    • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups Ultimate Turkey Stock or low-salt chicken broth, divided
    • Greek-Inspired Fresh Oregano and Giblet Pan Gravy

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 201 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 22.27%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 9.98%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 7836 mg 326.52%
    • Calcium: 37 mg 3.7%
    • Potassium: 124 mg 3.55%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.1%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.81%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 2.5%
    • Vitamin C 8.25%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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