Whether you are grilling or smoking a turkey, this baste keeps the meat moist, adds a delicious flavor, and helps to brown the skin. Remember to begin basting about an hour after you start cooking and to apply the baste in thin layers.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon sage
- Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Pour in lemon juice and add poultry seasoning and other ingredients. Let mixture simmer on low for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before using.
- Lightly baste on turkey every 30 minutes after the first hour of cooking. Apply the baste warm to the turkey. Stop basting during the last 30 minutes of cook time.
- If making baste ahead of time, follow instructions for preparation and store in an air tight container for up to 7 days in refrigerator. Warm on the stove top or microwave before using.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||92 g|
|Saturated Fat||57 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||27 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|