Citrus Herb Turkey
Thaw turkey. Remove giblets, tuck wings under and dry with paper towels. Toss 2 of the onions with the carrots and celery. Place in a large roasting pan. Set turkey on top of vegetables in pan. Place remaining onion wedges and orange wedges inside turkey cavity. Tie legs together with cooking twine. Season turkey with 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper, including under skin and in cavity.Advertisement
Combine butter, honey, thyme and 1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper in a small saucepan. Cook over medium 1 min. Brush glaze over turkey and under breast skin. Roast at 425 degrees for 35 min. Baste with any remaining glaze.
Lower oven temp to 350 degrees. Cover with foil and continue to roast 1 1/2 to 2 hr, until temp reaches 165 degrees in thickest part of thigh. Place turkey on a platter, tent with foil and let rest 20 min before carving. Garnish with fresh herbs, additional orange wedges and assorted fall fruit.