Oregano-Coriander-Rubbed Turkey

herb-rubbed-turkey Leigh Beisch


  • 1 (12-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Remove and discard giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey with cold water, and pat dry. Trim excess fat. Brush oil over turkey. Combine oregano, coriander, lemon rind, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Rub mixture over skin. Place garlic and lemon in cavity; tie ends of legs together with cord. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under turkey.

3. Place turkey, breast side up, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, and cover breast with foil. Bake an additional 2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thigh registers 180°. Let stand 10 minutes.

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  • This delicious holiday turkey is rubbed with an oregano-coriander mixture and baked with garlic and lemon for moist, tender results.
  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 6 ounces)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 372
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 66g
Carbohydrate per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 198mg
Iron per serving: 5mg
Sodium per serving: 307mg
Calcium per serving: 63mg

Good to Know

It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to have a gourmet turkey dinner. Spice up an ordinary dinner with this spice-filled turkey. Serve with a side like broccoli and sweet potatoes.

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