- 1 (8-pound) turkey
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened, divided
- 10 stems cilantro
- 10 thyme sprigs
- Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 12 slices Tuscan bread
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Pea greens
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Put the turkey in a roasting pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Rub 1/4 pound of the softened butter under the skin, then insert the cilantro and thyme sprigs, being careful not to break the skin. Rub the remaining butter on the outside of the skin and then sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Roast the turkey for 2 1/2 hours.
Remove the turkey from the oven to a cutting board and let rest for 30 minutes. Carve the turkey into slices. Toast the bread and build the sandwiches using mayonnaise, turkey, sliced tomatoes and pea greens.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.