Herb Citrus-Butter Roasted Turkey
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1 large white onion, cut into ½-inch-thick rings
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (8- to 10-pound) whole turkey, giblets removed, rinsed, and patted dry
  • Garnish: fresh herbs, orange wedges, lemon slices
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Position rack in bottom third of oven.
  2. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, lay onion rings and garlic halves in an even layer.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, oregano, salt, zests, rosemary, thyme, and pepper until combined. Brush mixture all over inside and outside of turkey; using butcher’s twine, tie legs together. Place in pan, breast side up, on onion and garlic.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°, and loosely cover with foil. Bake until golden brown and a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 165°, about 1 hour or 8 minutes per pound.
  5. Let stand, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Garnish with fresh herbs, oranges, and lemons, if desired. Serve turkey with pan drippings.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at https://www.southerncastiron.com/herb-citrus-butter-roasted-turkey/