How To Make Cajun Roasted Turkey
Have a delicious and filling cajun roasted turkey for Thanksgiving made with cayenne pepper, paprika, and other cajun spices roasted until golden brown.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, remove the innards from the turkey and pat dry with paper towels.
Add the seasonings to a small food processor and pulse until it’s fine dust then mix with butter to make a paste.
With the back of a large spoon, pull the skin away from the turkey gently being careful not to tear it, and slowly add chunks of the butter under the skin then pat it down a bit flatter.
Add 2 cups of the chicken stock to the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan with foil. Set a timer to go off every 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, baste the turkey with the stock from the bottom of the pan.
After 2 hours, remove the foil and keep basting every half hour for an additional 2 hours. Rest for 20 minutes and serve.
Test that the thickest part of the thigh is cooked to 165 degrees F for food safety reasons.
- Calories: 315.10kcal
- Fat: 12.23g
- Saturated Fat: 3.17g
- Trans Fat: 0.12g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4.10g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.11g
- Carbohydrates: 3.26g
- Fiber: 0.10g
- Sugar: 1.38g
- Protein: 45.29g
- Cholesterol: 146.36mg
- Sodium: 409.41mg
- Calcium: 25.99mg
- Potassium: 535.11mg
- Iron: 1.95mg
- Vitamin A: 37.86µg
- Vitamin C: 0.22mg
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