Roasting the perfect turkey


  • Turkey
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Thyme (fresh or dried)
  • Sage (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


Wash the turkey with cold running water.
Pat dry inside and out with paper towels .
Place turkey in a deep roasting pan.
Season with salt, pepper, thyme and sage.
Brush with ½ cup melted butter.
Add 1cup of cold water to the roasting pan.
Pre heat oven to 350°F.
Bake turkey at 350°F (see cooking chart below).
Baste every hour and remove excess fat.
Cover loosely with tin foil after 2 hours.
Remove from oven and let rest for 30 minutes before carving.

(See the roasting time chart further down.)

Yes, we’re aware of the irony. The name of our business is Market Seafood, not Market Poultry. That said, and depending on your perspective, great Seafood is a perfect side-dish to a perfectly cooked Turkey (or in our case Turkey is the side dish to amazing Seafood!).

Enjoy Chef Brian’s turkey recipe, it was over 40 years of cooking in the making. Just don’t forget to use a sharp knife when carving!

Cooking chart:


Great carving instructions: