Herb Butter Rub Smoked Holiday Turkey
✴1 natural turkey (minimally processed- 1 raw lb. per person)
✴2 sticks unsalted butter
✴1/8 cup shallots
✴4 cloves minced garlic
✴4 tsp minced parsley
✴(Optional sage, rosemary and thyme)
*adjust as necessary for the size of your bird.
Melt butter and add all ingredients (not the turkey or the rub) to a saucepan and simmer on low for 10 minutes whisk frequently.
Slather the entire turkey with butter herb recipe. Season turkey heavily with Schultz’s Original Rub and place on smoker. ( you may also choose to cook your turkey in an oven, if so roast the turkey uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F) Using a meat thermometer, monitor the internal temperature. When the internal temperature gets to160 degrees, use the remainder of the butter mix to baste turkey. Remove turkey from smoker when it hits over 165 degrees internal temperature. Cover and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. The internal temp should climb to above 165 while resting giving you a safe, juicy bird.
Tips : this recipe is not set in stone - be creative. You may want to stuﬀ the cavity with with sage, rosemary and
thyme as an option.