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Super Moist Roasted Turkey


10-12lb.Turkey — thawed
1c.Mayonaise
1Large shallot of onion — chopped
1Tbsp.Chopped fresh rosemary, sage and/or thyme *
1pk.Turkey gravy mix — prepared according to package directions

1.Preheat oven to 425°.
2.Remove giblets from turkey cavities and rinse turkey inside and out; pat dry with paper towels.
3.Season, if desired, with salt and freshly ground black pepper; set aside.
4.Combine Hellmann'sŪ or Best FoodsŪ Real Mayonnaise, shallot and herbs in medium bowl; set aside.
5.Starting at neck opening, gently loosen skin on turkey and evenly spread 1/2 of the mayonnaise mixture under skin.
6.Tie legs together with kitchen string.
7.Arrange turkey, breast side up, in large shallow roasting pan with rack; rub remaining mayonnaise mixture over outside of turkey.
8.Tent with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
9.Decrease oven to 325° and roast turkey 1-1/2 hours.
10.Remove foil and continue roasting, about 1 hour, basting occasionally with pan juices, until thermometer inserted in thickest part of the thigh reaches 180°.
11.Let stand covered loosely with foil 20 minutes before carving.
12.Serve with turkey gravy.

* SUBSTITUTION: Use 1 tsp. dried rosemary, sage and/or thyme, crushed.
Recipe courtesy of Best Foods




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