♦ Marinate the turkey the day before
♦ In a bowl, mix together olive oil,
garlic, onion, rosemary, thyme, parsley, lemon zest & lemon juice.
♦ Place turkey on roasting rack in a
large roasting pan. Rub the entire outside of turkey with marinade. (You
can also rub the marinade under the turkey skin) Cover the turkey with
plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
♦ Remove turkey from the refrigerator 1
hour before cooking.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
♦ Melt butter and pour over the turkey.
Season turkey with the pepper. Place the turkey in oven and cook until
150-155 degrees at the thickest part of the thigh using a thermometer.
♦ Remove turkey from the oven, tent with
foil and let rest 30 minutes before slicing.
♦ We do not recommend stuffing the
Heritage Turkey as that will increase the cooking time and the danger of
drying out the turkey. Cook the stuffing on the side in a separate pan.
The Heritage Turkey will be done before the Stuffing will be fully