Turkey with Orange-Thyme Butter and Fennel and Bacon Stuffing - Instructions
For the turkey:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Season the butter mixture to taste with salt and pepper.
Beginning at the neck end of the turkey and using your fingers, carefully make a pocket between the
flesh and skin of the turkey breasts.
Gently slide all but 1 tablespoon of the butter mixture into the pocket under the skin, and spread the
butter to cover the turkey breasts.
Slide the orange slices under the skin and over the breasts.
Stuff the main turkey cavity with the garlic halves, thyme sprigs, and a fourth of the onions, carrots,
Truss the turkey then spread the reserved 1 tablespoon of butter mixture over the turkey. Sprinkle with