HERB ROASTED TURKEY (IN A BAG) | JUST A PINCH RECIPES
Provided by: Cindi M Bauer @DomesticGoddess
Categories: Wild Game
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours 30 minutes
|1 – Reynolds® oven cooking bag, turkey size (for 8-24 lbs.)|
|1 tablespoon(s) flour|
|1 turkey – (12 to 24 lbs.) already thawed (*see note)|
|2 – carrots, peeled and rinsed|
|2 stalks – celery, cut in half if need be|
|a few clove(s) garlic, peeled|
|1 medium onion, peeled & cut in half|
|OIL, HERBS & SEASONINGS TO USE* (*SEE NOTE)|
|About 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil|
|1 teaspoon(s) dried thyme|
|1 teaspoon(s) dried rosemary|
|1 teaspoon(s) seasoned salt|
|1 tablespoon(s) dried rubbed sage|
|1/2 teaspoon(s) regular table salt (or desired amount)|
|1/8 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper (or desired amount)|
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray inside of oven cooking bag with a non-stick cooking spray, to reduce the turkey from sticking to the oven bag. (This step is optional.)
- Shake the tablespoon of flour in the Reynolds Oven Cooking Bag. Then place the bag in a large roasting pan which is at least 2 inches deep.
- Remove neck and giblets from turkey.
- Rinse turkey; pat dry.
- Brush turkey with the vegetable oil. (See *Note)
- Combine the thyme, rosemary, seasoned salt, sage, table salt, and black pepper.
- Then sprinkle and rub the herb mixture inside the cavity of the bird, plus over the entire the turkey; turning to coat evenly.
- Add the vegetables and cloves of garlic inside the bird cavity. Place turkey inside oven cooking bag. Close oven bag with nylon tie.
- Then cut 6 (1/2-inch) slits in top of the cooking bag. Tuck ends of bag in pan.
- Bake: 8-12 pound turkeys 1-1/2 to 2 hours, 12-16 pound turkeys 2 to 2-1/2 hours, 16-20 pound turkeys 2-1/2 to 3 hours, 20-24 pound turkeys 3 to 3-1/2 hours. (See *Note for roasting a 16 and a 19 pound turkey.)
- For easy slicing, let turkey rest in oven bag (on top your stove) for 20 minutes before opening. If the turkey sticks to the oven bag, gently loosen the bag from the turkey, before opening the bag.
- *Note: When it comes to prepping the bird, I do not brush the turkey with vegetable oil. Also, when it comes to baking the turkeys, I’ll bake a (16 lb.) turkey for 2 hours & 15 minutes, and a (19 lb.) turkey for exactly 2 hours & 30 minutes. But, when I add the herbs and seasonings to the 19 lb. turkey, I use the following amount… 1-1/2 tablespoons of rubbed sage, 1-1/2 teaspoons each… of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, dried thyme, and rosemary, plus I add the 1/2 teaspoon of table salt, and the 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper. And after I bake the 19 lb. turkey, I let it rest on top the stove for 30 minutes, before removing it from the cooking bag. (The pan drippings from this turkey, makes the most wonderful tasting gravy. And this is the gravy I make with the pan drippings: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/sauce-spread-gravy/turkey-gravy.html)
How do you cook with spices in a bag?
Place spices such as whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and crystallized ginger on the cheesecloth. Bring the ends of the cloth together, and tie securely with kitchen twine or string. Place the spice bag into the liquid mixture and let it simmer according to the recipe directions. Discard the bag before serving.
How do you make a homemade herb sachet?
Trim a piece of cheesecloth large enough to fit a small handful of herbs. Pull it apart and leave it open on your counter while you prepare everything else. Cut a piece of twine that’s long enough to tie the sachet together on one end and then tie to the handle of the pot on the other end.
How do you tie a bunch of herbs together?
Neatly stack the sprigs of herbs alongside the base of the leek, or in the basin of one end of the celery stalk. Tie the bunch with cooking twine.
How do you make a tea filter bag for spices?
Put the spices inside the loose-leaf tea filter bag. Cut a piece of kitchen twine about 12 inches/30 cm. Tie one end of the kitchen twine around the opening of the tea filter. Tie the other end of the kitchen twine around the handle of your pot.