Spatchcocked Turkey with Herbed Ghee
This is the recipe that will convert you to the spatchcocked bird. It cooks faster, more evenly, and ensures crispy skin all over (this includes thighs and legs—we’re looking at you, dark meat fiends.) Plus it makes carving a real breeze.
1 10-pound turkey, spatchcocked by your butcher
10 teaspoons diamond crystal salt
¼ cup ghee
1 tablespoon sage, minced
1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
zest of ½ lemon
1. Set the turkey breast-side up on a wire rack set inside a baking sheet. Sprinkle the salt all over, including the back cavity side. Leave to brine in your fridge for two days, uncovered.
2. After two days, drain out any juices that may have accumulated in the tray. Rinse the tray, dry it, and line it with parchment paper. Let the turkey come to room temperature for 1 hour on your countertop.
3. Combine the herbs, zest, and ghee. Rub the ghee mixture all over the turkey and under the skin.
4. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
5. Roast the turkey for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, rotating the pan once halfway through. Remove when the temp is at 165°F and the juices are running clear.
5. Let rest for 15-30 minutes before carving.
Originally featured in Three Easy-to-Make Main Courses to Make Entertaining Simple