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A Rose Recipe:Non Dirty Rocking Turkey

Updated on June 8, 2013

Marinade Ingredients

  • 8 oz Honey
  • 3 Tbls Lime/Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Season Salt
  • 2 Cups Butter, Melted


  1. Many people make a stuffing and put inside the turkey, but it usually comes out dry that way so I make it on the side with the turkey drippings instead of water.
  2. Grease EVERYTHING! Trust me, clean up will be much easier!
  3. If you don't have a brush or baster, you can soak a piece of bread in the marinade and brush the top of the turkey with it and then tuck the bread inside the cavity of the turkey for extra flavor.

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Non Dirty Rocking Turkey

ALWAYS rinse out and off a turkey. Remove the gizzard and neck pouch from the inside. Set the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh you can jam it into. Set your turkey in the GREASED pan, breast side up, if you have a large enough grate, set it on a grate (grease the grate too! Easier cleanup that way) to keep it out of the turkey and prevent soggy non dirty rocking turkey.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl.

Take 1/2 cup of the mix and brush over the top of the turkey
Follow baking directions on the turkey for doneness! After brushing the top of the turkey with mix, cover with aluminum foil for the first 1/2 of the cooking time. Brush another 1/2 cup of the mix on top, replace the foil. Cut remainder of cooking time in half and repeat with another 1/2 cup of mix. Remove tin foil after last application of mix and set in oven uncovered for the remainder of the time.

After cook time is done and meat thermometer tells you the beast is done: take a knife and puncture the other thigh of the turkey, if the juice runs clear and the meat looks similar in texture to chicken, it is done. Do one last basting using the juices in the bottom of the pan.

Move turkey to cutting board and let turkey sit for 10 minutes to cool. If you are going to make stuffing or gravy using the drippings, now is the time to do so. If you plan on making a soup with the drippings, move to a container now so you can soak your pan while everyone eats your non dirty rocking turkey.

To cut the turkey, make a cut around the joint of the drumstick. Rip the drumstick off like the savage you are and set aside. Starting at the breast bone make a series of cuts downward, each 1/2 inch apart. then cut near the joint of the drumstick inwards to get your perfect servings. If you can do this without cutting yourself or getting drippings and grease everywhere, then you are better then I am.


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