12 – 14 lb turkey
Season inside and out generously with 2 – 3 Tbsp Tony’s seasoning
(in blender: 1 onion 1/2 green bell pepper 2 sticks celery 1 clove garlic = 1cup veg mix)
Place 1 cup veg mix & 2 sticks butter inside bird Place bird in roasting/baking pan
Cover the turkey breast with bacon strips and a paste of butter & flour.*
1 cup chicken stock (1/2 inside bird other half in bottom of pan)
Cover or tent and bake in 300 degree pre-heated oven around 4 hrs, steaming until tender. Remove cover, pour off pan juices, set oven to 500 degrees and brown bird for about 8 – 10 minutes.
*”almost” equal amounts (just a little more of the butter). Melt/heat butter than the flour is stirred in to make a paste that is not “too dry”
This recipe is from Tony Chachere’s first cookbook although I have seen this combination of spices in other cookbooks with different names. Mix your own spices and you could adjust to your taste.
26 ounces box of salt
1 1/2 ounce box of ground black pepper
1 ounce bottle garlic powder
1 ounce bottle chili powder
1 ounce carton monosodium glutamate (Accent)
Mix all ingredients together and combine well. Save your old spice bottles and fill.
As with all seasonings store in an airtight container or bottle