One un-stuffed Turkey
2 large bottles of kraft zesty Italion salad dressing
Method of Preparation:
- Place turkey in roasting pan, pour salad dressing over the bird. Cover with foil and bake 12 - 14 hours at 180 - 200 degrees.
- Uncover and turn heat up to 35 - 375 degrees and bake for an additional 1/2 hour or so, until golden brown.
- Basting is optional, but not necessary. The bird will literally fall off the bone when you try to remove it from the pan, and literally melt in your mouth. Left overs make awesome sandwiches, enchiladas soups and spreads.
- Do not stuff the turkey, and cut a small portion off the bird (before using dressing), or save giblets for gravy and or stuffing.
My wife and I found out the hard way that Italion salad dressing does not make a good gravy or stuffing. If stuffing is desired just bake it in a separate dish. By the way, left over turkey is never a problem in our house since starting this .... guests usually take a giant plate home with them.
Thanksgiving Day Recipe by Ralph Barnhart