Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Roast Turkey With Herb Rub

Friday, November 22, 2019

Roast Turkey With Herb Rub

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For having a mostly foodie blog, I'm going to admit that I have never cooked a turkey myself. It's true that I am in charge of almost every meal that we eat at home because I may or may not get a little snippy over the mess that the family leaves behind when cooking. But when it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, that's one thing that I still need to cross off my to-do list. Jason has cooked the bird every year that we've been together because it's never made its way into our oven. It's either cooked in the smoker or deep fryer, two gadgets that he had to have even though I'm the house chef. But with his purchases, that made him exclusively responsible for turkey duty every year. Fine by me. But with the incredible sales going on this month, I couldn't resist picking up a turkey a few weeks ago and trying my hand at actually roasting one in the conventional oven. Since Jason has his own cooking method down, I needed to find a recipe that even I could handle as a turkey roasting newbie. Since Golden Blossom Honey hasn't failed me yet, I grabbed this Roast Turkey with Herb Rub recipe of theirs and got to work. 

herb turkey

I remember my mom waking up before the sun was even out to get Thanksgiving dinner going. Because of that, I always had it in my mind that actually roasting a turkey in the oven was an all day thing. But thinking back on it now, dinner was always on the table right around the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm sure now that her plan was to have dinner on the table as soon as possible, then have everyone kicked out of the house by early afternoon so she could nap off all her hard work for the rest of the day to be well rested for those early morning Black Friday Sales. It only took me about 30 minutes of prep work to get the turkey ready, then just a few simple hours with minimal basting here and there to have a fully cooked, golden bird ready for the table. Definitely not as hard as I imagined it would be, and I'm pleased to say that my first roasted turkey came through with a passing grade.


1 (12 to 15 pound) turkey
2 lemons
1 cup fresh parsley leaves, loosely packed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper


Herb Roasted Turkey
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Roasted, deep fried, smoked, grilled... how do you usually cook your Thanksgiving turkey?


  1. Poor turkey, I don't know how people can kill, stuff, roast and eat poor little animals! There was a video yesterday on Facebook of a turkey who is in love with the local mailman and follows his trucks throughout the street.

    1. I saw that. Was he in love with the mail truck, or what? Very odd for him to be running after the mail truck like that. I did see another one that made me giggle. The delivery man getting run off by the home owner's pet turkey after he dropped off their package on the porch.

  2. I'll eat it any which way, but I think my uncle typically smokes it. I like a lot of the sides though. I don't take as much turkey as I do everything else.

  3. My goodness Theresa, your turkey came out amazing! I've never cooked a turkey before so you're inspiring me to do this one day. That seasoning sounds delish too.

  4. Your first turkey looks great. I took over cooking Thanksgiving dinner when my mom got sick and I've been doing it for years now.

  5. That turkey looks amazing. I usually brine our turkey, but that one is making me reconsider how to prepare our bird for Thanksgiving!

  6. Oo yes this looks like an amazing turkey. I might have to try this. It sounds incredible.

  7. What? You never cooked a turkey? You? Geez, now there is something I wouldn't have guessed. Looks to have turned out grand. haha getting it done early to kick the guests out would work for me.

  8. This looks delicious! I already stole your butternut squash and apply recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.. should I steal this too? lol

  9. This roast turkey with herb rub looks so delicious. I'd probably not want to share, but I will.

  10. This looks awesome! I've printed the recipe and plan on using it soon.

  11. I'm so glad it turned out great. My first turkey was many years ago, and I left the stuff inside. I had no clue it was even in there, lolol. It was not a passing grade. ;)

  12. Yum! This Roast Turkey With Herb Rub looks really delicious!It makes my mouth water because of it's yummy look.

  13. cool...
    I will try your recipe. Thank you for sharing

  14. That looks good and it's making me so excited for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to gobble on turkey. LOL.


  15. I can't wait for Thanksgiving to try your roasted turkey. It looks fabulous!

  16. This sounds absolutely delicious what a great idea I bet the honey adds a delicious flavour to it. I must give it a try.

  17. Yum. I am making a turkey the week after Thanksgiving when my lil one is home. It has been so long since I've cooked a turkey and hope that I can pull it off. :) I was thinking of adding some seasonings but didn't know what would work best. This sounds delicious.

  18. For a first time, you turkey turned out awesome. Looks delicious. I've never had turkey cooked with honey before and this sounds great. Will have to give it a try as well.

  19. We don't really have turkey for thanksgiving. We like to eat ham. Your turkey looks delicious though. Using honey is a unique idea.

  20. This is different from how we make ours, but I love to try new recipes. Love the idea of using honey.

  21. I haven't roasted a Turkey, So I'm game for a new recipe. Hubby has only been the one that made turkeys, and he likes to deep fry them. (I'm more of a roasted turkey person myself though)


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