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Whole30 + Keto Thanksgiving Turkey

November 22, 2019 | Author: Ashley McCrary
Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s not Thanksgiving unless you have a big beautiful turkey sitting in the middle of your dinning room table. If you want to cook the perfect turkey, make sure you are prepared. You don’t want to end up like Clark on Christmas Vacation with a burnt and dry turkey on the big day! I’m here to help with my Keto Thanksgiving Turkey.

Thanksgiving Turkey

I vividly remember making my very first turkey, it was a disaster. I assumed that since I was a good cook it would be easy to prepare a juicy turkey. FALSE……it is hard to cook a juicy turkey. In order to get better, I watched mom and grandmother. That is why I have teamed up with my mom. She is dropping in to share the best tips and tricks to get the perfect juicy turkey every single time.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Tip for the best Thanksgiving Turkey

  • Read thawing instructions carefully. Refrigerated thawing time will be days and the duration will be based on how large the turkey is. Be sure to be prepared to thaw your turkey correctly.
  • I usually put our turkey in a large pan with water and place in the refrigerator to thaw for a couple days
  • I also refer to the Butterball website for cooking times and oven temperature recommendations. They have great tips for turkeys.
  • Before covering with aluminum foil, spray the side of the foil that will be touching the bird with a non-stick cooking spray of choice.
  • Most people will uncover and bast throughout cooking time. I used to do that years back, but found I lost heat opening and closing the oven door making cooking time hard to adjust.  I cover and set the timer to NOT open until done. The butter and fruits along with the consistent steam heating with the aluminum foil will result in a VERY MOIST turkey.
  • If your turkey cooking time is 3 hours, then set the timer for 2 hours and 50 mins uncover and let roast to a golden brown for the last few baking minutes.
Thanksgiving Turkey

In conclusion, make sure to follow the tips above and I am positive that your turkey will turn out amazing. As for the rub, I use a mixture of mustard, dried herbs, garlic, vinegar and olive oil. This is a basic rub that I also use on whole chickens and even my roasts. It is universal and really tastes great on everything!

Thanksgiving Turkey

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Thanksgiving Turkey

The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

The perfect juicy and no fuss Thanksgiving Turkey that is exploding with flavor. Not only will this be the only recipe your will ever need for your holiday turkey, but it is also Keto, Whole30 and Paleo

  • Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 113-20 pound turkey
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 lemon (cut into fourths)
  • 1 apple (cut into fourths)
  • 1 orange (cut into fourths)

Instructions

Notes

  • If you don’t have a roasting pan, use a disposable foil roasting pan. 
  • Stuffing the turkey with the citrus fruit along with ghee or clarified butter is a MUST. This will make your turkey really juicy. 
  • DO NOT open the oven until the last 15 minutes of cooking.  The butter and fruits along with the consistent steam heating with the aluminum foil will result in a VERY MOIST turkey.
  • Remove the aluminum foil the last 10-15 minutes to ensure a golden brown turkey. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Thanksgiving Turkey, Thanksgiving Menu, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Whole30 Holidays, Keto Holiday Recipes, Keto Paleo Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Holiday Turkey


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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✨2 gluten free tortillas or regular tortillas
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Salt & pepper to taste
Directions:
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