- How To Cook
- 1 12-14 lb. Fresh Whole Turkey
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 crisp apple, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1 rib celery, coarsely chopped
- .66-ounce poultry herb blend
- 1/2 cup fig preserves
- 3 TBs melted butter
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 TBs smoked paprika
- 2 cups chicken broth
- Freshly Ground Pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Remove turkey from packaging.
Locate and set aside neck and giblets package from inside the turkey cavity.
Rinse turkey with cold water and completely pat dry with paper towels.
Place the turkey on a rack set in a large roasting pan. Tuck the wing tips under the turkey body. Place the giblets and half of the onions in the pan.
Fill turkey cavity with remaining onion, apple, jalapeño, garlic, carrots, celery and herbs.
In a bowl, combine fig preserves, butter, oregano and paprika.
Rub half of the fig mixture all over the turkey, working some of it between the breast and the skin. Season the turkey generously with salt and pepper.
Add 2 cups broth to the roasting pan and roast turkey, basting every 30 minutes with drippings, for 1 hr.
Continue roasting the turkey until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165°F, about 1-1.5 hours longer.
Cover the turkey loosely with foil if it begins to brown.
Transfer to platter and brush with remaining fig mixture. Let rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
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|Serving Size||3 oz. cooked turkey|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories from fat||100|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total fat 11 g||17 %|
|Saturated fat 3.5 g||18 %|
|Cholesterol 90 mg||30 %|
|Sodium 220 mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrates 11 g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||0 %|
|Sugars 9 g|
|Protein 24 g|
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 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. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.|