Around Las Vegas, rosemary is a decorative bush. Seriously everywhere, and it makes walks outside interesting after they have been pruned by the gardeners! We enjoyed this for Thanksgiving and Christmas because I wanted to enjoy the fresh rosemary… and I see it in our future for holidays while we live here. When I made it Sunday for Christmas, I used sea salt as the outer rub and I think that is the reason it was even more yummy than the first time I made it.
I reference this recipe card for turkey cooking times. I love turkey but touching the raw bird is beyond disgusting! In order to touch it as little as possible, I defrost it, slide it into an oven cooking bag, set it in a cooking pan and pour one bottle of Amber Bock over the top. Next, seal up the bag and cook according to the times below.
Minimal touching. No basting. No worries. Yummy turkey. Unfortunately, the only down side is the gravy. You’ll have to make or buy your gravy through another means because the beer broth tastes horrible made into gravy! Trust me.