Turmeric Roasted Turkey

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  • Total Time: 2–3 hrs
  • Hands-on Time: 25 mins
  • Makes: 7 servings

Complement the savory flavors of roasted turkey by coating it with a well-crafted mixture of earthy turmeric, smoked paprika, pungent garlic and bright lemon.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil

    1 12-pound turkey

    3 tablespoons Frontier Co-op Turmeric

    2 tablespoons Frontier Co-op Smoked Paprika

    1 pinch Frontier Co-op Sea Salt, or to taste

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    Zest from 2 lemons

    2 cups vegetable broth or 3 cups water + 6 tablespoons Frontier Co-op Vegetable Broth Powder

    1 pinch Frontier Co-op Black Pepper, or to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place turkey breast-side up on a roasting rack. Tuck wings under and remove anything inside cavity.
    2. In a bowl, combine olive oil, turmeric, smoked paprika, sea salt, black pepper, minced garlic and lemon zest and stir to form a paste. Using your hands or a spoon, smear turmeric mixture over turkey.
    3. Place vegetable broth in bottom of roasting pan. Slice lemons used for zest in half and place in cavity of turkey. Stick meat thermometer into thickest part of turkey and place turkey on lowest rack in oven.
    4. Every 30 to 45 minutes, baste turkey and after 1 1/2 hours, check  temperature of turkey. If turkey is browning too fast, cover top with tinfoil. Bake until turkey reaches at least 165 degrees in all parts.
    5. When turkey is done, remove rack with turkey from roasting pan and set aside. Cover turkey with tinfoil and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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