Brown Bag Turkey with Herb Rub

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Preparation Time:  60 minutes
Cooking Time:  4.5 minutes
Course: main dish
Cusine: north american


Serves: 25
Carbs Per Serving: 0.0 g
Prep Time:> 60 minutes
Skill Level: Medium

I know what you’re thinking. Cooking a turkey in a paper bag sounds crazy… I know, right? Well I have tried this myself and I can personally tell you that your turkey will turn out with crispy golden skin on the outside and juicy and succulent on the inside. The paper bag will not start on fire and the turkey will not have any paper like taste. You will not have to baste it our anything. Basically as Ron “Ronco” Popeil says “just set it and forget it”. This is super easy with almost guaranteed success every time. But, we are going to mix it up a little by adding a sweet and salty savory rub. This rub will seal the juices and flavors in and deliver a unique and delicious bird. Your guests will do back flips or just smile with delight.

1 turkey, 20-25 pounds plus or minus a few pounds
1 large brown paper bag (grocery bag)
Butter, soft but not melted
4 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
2 tablespoons rubbed sage
2 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons celery seed
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 to 3 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Stevia Powder
3 bay leaves



Remove neck and giblets from cavity. Rinse the turkey and pat dry.

In a small bowl combine all the spices and seasoning except for the bay leaves.

Brush the skin and inside cavity with the oil or melted butter.

Rub half the seasoning mixture in the cavity of the turkey; add the bay leaves. Stuff, if desired.

Rub remaining mixture over the turkey skin.

Tie the drumsticks together and place turkey in the paper bag. Seal the bag with staples or paper clips. You can use two bags if one is not big enough.

Place the bagged turkey in a roasting pan breast up.

Bake at 325° for about 5 hours. Reduce the cooking time to 4-4 1/2 hours for an unstuffed or smaller turkey.

Once done, remove from oven.

Let stand for 15 minutes. Remove the turkey from the paper bag.

Slice and serve.


Added By : Cordi Nelson-Brooks on 2010-11-29 09:56:13
This is the best turkey recipe I have ever used. My family heartily agrees! The meat was tender, flavorful and moist, and the outside crisp and golden . I will use this recipe again, and everytime I roast a turkey. The only thing I will do differently is to cut the bag lengthwise, and put a rack on the bottom of it , putting it on the roasting pan, then place the turkey on the rack and staple the bag shut. I had a difficult time getting the bird in the bag trying to slide it into the bag.