Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Recipe Card

Hey everyone, Happy early Thanksgiving!!! :)

Today i have a recipe card to share with you. This was for a swap over at Creating the Crafty Life. The theme was Thanksgiving, and we could do any dish. So of course i chose the biggest one of all, the TURKEY!!!! I have this recipe that i made a couple years ago and like OMG!!!! it is sooo delicious. My in-laws always say that the breast meat is sooo juicy and just can't believe it, well i would have to agree. :) The key is to inject the turkey, yes i said inject. So hear is a vid on the card i made. The recipe is below the vid, i hope you see this in time to try it out. you can make this recipe any time of the year and substitute with a whole chicken.

Thanks for watching :)

Pineapple Herb Stuffed Turkey

Serving Size: About 12          Prep Time: 30 Minutes          Cook Time: 4 hrs

Whole Turkey           12lbs (thawed)                        Thyme                          4 sprigs
Onion                       1  small                                    Sage                             1 tbsp 
Garlic                       3 tbsp (diced) / 4 Cloves          Oregano                        1 tbsp
Basil                         1 tsp                                        Cilantro (Fresh)             4 sprigs
Pineapple Juice         3 cup                                       Rosemary                     4 sprigs
Italian Seasoning       1 tbsp                                      Honey                           ½ cup                                  
2 packages Prepared Stuffing (Stove Top) or 6 cups other
Roasting Pan
Basting brush or tube
Meat injector

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and remove middle rack to fit turkey.
  2. Coarsely chop onion, place in food processor, pulse a couple times. Add cilantro, sage, basil, italian seasoning, oregano, garlic (peeled), honey, and ¼ cup pineapple juice in food processor. Pull 1 sprig of thyme and rosemary from their stems and add to food processor. Pulse ingredients until it blended, you now have a wet rub. (Set Aside)
  3. Remove the gizzards and neck from the inside of the turkey and any other pouches. Rinse turkey thoroughly and pat dry. Put in roasting pan.
  4. Now begin to rub about half of your wet rub all over the turkey. Make sure to get in all the nooks a crannies. 
  5. Fill up your meat injector with the mixture and inject about half of the injector into the breast area randomly. Repeat until mixture is gone
  6. Prepare your stuffing and fill turkey cavity loosely. Reserve extra stuffing as a side. 
  7. Make sure wings are tucked under bird and legs are tied together with oven safe string or metal clamp
  8. Add 2 ¾ cup pineapple juice around the turkey in bottom of pan. Add remaining rosemary and thyme springs (whole) into bottom of pan.
  9. Place a foil tent over the turkey to cover breast and wings then put in the oven.
  10. Baste with juice from pan about every 30min. After 2 hours remove foil tent.
  11. Continue to roast and baste for about another 1 and half hours. 
  12. Now switch to glaze (refer to “MB’s Honey Glaze” recipe) for the remainder of the roasting about 30min or until thermometer reads 180 degrees F internal temp when taken in the thickest part of the thigh.
  13. Let turkey rest about 20min with foil over it before cutting.

TIP: Roast turkey 20min for every pound.

MB’s Honey Glaze

Serving Size: 0         Prep Time: 10 Minutes          Cook Time: 1min

Pineapple Juice      1 cup                                  Butter                                  ¼ cup
Honey                    ¼  cup                                Brown Sugar                        ¼ cup
  1. Melt butter in the microwave about 1min
  2. In a medium bowl mix melted butter with honey, juice, and sugar until  blended and sugar is all dissolved.
  3. Baste over your desired meat (poultry/ham best) or vegetable.  

Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!                Created By: Misty Busby

♥Happy Thanksgiving♥
Misty :)


  1. Thanks for the recipe, this is one of the best looking recipe cards I have seen in a long time,

    1. Awe thanks Cathy! Oh wow really cause i have ones much better looking just never shared on my blog...but i'm gonna do a end of the year post with all the recipe cards that i made. I hope you try the recipe out, it is delicious!!!