Garlic and Rosemary Turkey

Garlic and rosemary turkeyThis is one of the best roast turkey recipes I’ve had.  Garlic and Rosemary go so well together, it’s unbelievable.


  • 1 Medium Turkey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 24 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Rub turkey with of the olive oil and season hens with salt and pepper
  3. Place lemon halves and a few sprigs rosemary inside turkey cavity
  4. Place in a large, roasting pan, and place garlic cloves around the base of the turkey
  5. Roast in oven for 25-30 mins
  6. After 25 mins:

    1. In a mixing bowl, mix wine, chicken broth, and 2 tablespoons of oil; then pour over hens.
  7. Continue roasting for 20-25 minutes, or until turkey is golden brown. Juices should run clear.
  8. Baste with pan juices every 10 minutes.

To Plate:

  1. Pour any cavity juices into roasting pan.
  2. Pour juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan
  3. Boil and reduce to a sauce consistency,
  4. Cut hens in half along breastbone and arrange on plates.
  5. Pour garlic sauce around hens.
  6. Use extra rosemary sprigs to garnish


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