Adding any flavor under the skin of a bird will always result in better seasoning. Adding butter under the skin will yield a crispy, golden brown skin that no one will want to pass up. Try this Orange Rosemary Butter under your next Turkey for a fresh twist on an old bird...
1/2 C. Unsalted Butter, room temperature
2 T. Orange Zest
4 t. Fresh Rosemary, Minced
TT (to taste) Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
1. Combine all ingredients
2. Working from tail end of turkey, gently slide your fingers between skin and flesh on breast, legs and as much of the thighs as you can.
3. Next, slide your fingers between skin and breast of turkey from neck end. Spread about half the rosemary-orange butter underneath skin and over meat on turkey breast, legs and thighs. 4. Spread remaining butter over outside of skin.
5. Roast turkey as usual