Roasted Turkey (Firinda Kizarmis Hindi)


½ turkey (6-7lb)
3 tbsp oil/melted butter
1 tsp tomato paste (optional)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp thyme


Instead of cooking the whole turkey (if it is too big to eat soon) you can cut the turkey in half or small pieces and then follow the directions below.
The night or a day before you cook the turkey, sprinkle salt and lemon juice to all over the turkey and then rub with your hands. Then mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and use them to brush all over the turkey.
Leave the turkey in the fridge for at least 10-12 hours. This method will make turkey to absorb the flavor of spices and salt and result in a more delicious turkey.
Before placing the turkey in the oven, brush its surface with some oil to have a golden brown color. Preheat the oven to 400F (200 C) and bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the heat down to 350 F (180 C) and bake for about 2 hours. 30 minutes before taking it out, you can turn it over (Cooking time may vary according to the size of your turkey and turkey pieces).

When its surface turns to golden brown, insert a knife to make sure that it is fully cooked.

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