Whole Roast Turkey with Cajun Seasoning
- 6-8 Servings
- 6 hrs - 8 hrs Prep Time
- 10 hrs - 12 hrs Total Time
- 1 Fresh Young Turkey
- Tony's Cajun Seasoning
- 1 orange
- 1 bulb of garlic
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 bundle of rosemary
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp ghee
- 2 cups organic chicken broth
Step 1Brine the turkey for 6-8 hours in water, 4 tbsp of Cajun seasoning, and 4 tbsp of salt. Make sure that the brine fully covers the turkey.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Take the innards out of the turkey.
Step 3Take out the turkey and pat it dry with paper towels. Place half of the orange and lemon onto a roasting pan. Place the turkey breast-side up in the roasting pan.
Step 4Pour olive oil over the turkey and rub it in. Rub the ghee into the turkey. Make sure to rub the insides too. Sprinkle (heavily) the cajun seasoning over the turkey and rub it in.
Step 5Place the garlic, onion, half of the thyme, half of the orange and half of the lemon into the turkey.
Step 6Make sure the legs are still looped together. Tuck the wings under the bird.
Step 7Cover the turkey with foil and roast it for 20 minutes. Try to let as little steam as possible escape the pan.
Step 8Pour the broth into the pan. Add the other half of the thyme to the pan. Roast the bird for 40 minutes.
Step 9Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Take off the foil cook for 2 more hours, basting occasionally with pan juices about every 30 minutes.
Step 10After the bird is done, put it on a platter and cover it with foil for about 20-30 minutes. Bonus tip: If your turkey starts to look dry when it's being served, pour some olive oil on it to give it a little life. I had to do this when I hosted my Friendsgiving and it livened it right up!
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