- 1 whole uncooked turkey (12-15 pounds)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2-4 tablespoons Zombie Powder (adjust for your spice tolerance)
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 lemon, halved
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- Fresh herbs for garnish (rosemary, thyme, sage)
Prep the Bird: Thaw your turkey if frozen, remove giblets, and pat it dry with paper towels. Ensure it's at room temperature for even cooking.
Zombie Butter Mix: In a bowl, mix softened butter with Zombie Powder, dried thyme, rosemary, and sage. Season generously with salt and pepper. This is your flavor-packed Zombie Butter!
Under the Skin Magic: Gently lift the skin of the turkey and rub half of the Zombie Butter mixture directly onto the meat. This will infuse the bird with undead flavor that'll make your guests crave seconds.
Herb-Stuffed Cavity: Stuff the turkey cavity with quartered onion, halved lemon, garlic cloves, and any leftover fresh herbs you have on hand. This aromatic mix will add depth to the flavor.
Trussing Time: Secure the turkey legs with kitchen twine to ensure even cooking. A well-trussed turkey is a happy turkey!
Zombie Butter Massage: Rub the remaining Zombie Butter mixture all over the outside of the turkey. Make sure to get every nook and cranny for maximum flavor impact.
Preheat and Roast: Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan, cover loosely with foil, and roast. Calculate approximately 15 minutes of cooking time per pound.
Temperature Check: Use a meat thermometer to check the turkey's internal temperature. Aim for 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh.
Rest and Garnish: Let the turkey rest for 20-30 minutes before carving. Garnish with fresh herbs for an extra festive touch.
Voila! Your Zombie Powder-infused Whole Turkey is ready to steal the show at your Thanksgiving feast. Wishing you a Thanksgiving feast that'll resurrect your taste buds from the dead!