Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sam's Turkey Rub

Sam's Turkey Rub

3/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp rosemary
2 tbsp sage
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp marjoram
1 tbsp thyme
1 tsp black pepper

In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, sage, basil, marjoram, thyme, and pepper. Next, wash the turkey inside and out, remembering to remove the neck and bag of organs, then pat dry with paper towels. Gently loosen the skin from the breast of the turkey--do this by slowly working your fingers between the breast the skin. Work it on loose to the end of the drumstick, doing your level best not to tear the skin. 

Once the skin is loose, use your hand to spread a generous amount of the spice mixture under the breast skin and down the thigh and leg. Rub the remainder of the spice mixture over the outside of the breast and drumsticks. Then, use toothpicks to seal skin over any exposed breast meat, and to hold the wings in if necessary.

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