Jeff Kauck
12 servings (serving size: 4 ounces turkey and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise)

Prepare the mayonnaise a day ahead, and refrigerate. Garnish the platter with fresh tarragon sprigs and lady apples.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare turkey, trim excess fat. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.

Step 3

Combine 2 tablespoons tarragon and next 6 ingredients (through garlic), stirring well. Rub tarragon mixture under loosened skin and over breast meat. Place turkey, breast side up, on a wire rack coated with cooking spray. Place rack in a roasting pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups water into pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Baste turkey with pan juices. Bake an additional 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove turkey from oven. Loosely cover with foil; let stand 20 minutes. Remove skin from turkey; discard. Thinly slice turkey.

Step 4

To prepare mayonnaise, combine mayonnaise and the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Serve with turkey.

Ratings & Reviews

koriander's Review

August 16, 2010
Excellent recipe! The turkey turned out very moist and flavorful. I will definately make it again, and I might try it in the crockpot. Changes: used bottled garlic, fresh tar & sage, & dried lemon rind. Placed it on top of carrots in a small roaster since i don't have a rack. I didn't make the mayo, but will try it next time. Served with brocolli and Sweet Potato Casserole w struesel topping.

MrsMMiller's Review

June 14, 2010
Made for the first time. I used a much samller piece of meat. It came out great. My husband even liked the mayo. Nice combo.

beachlife07's Review

April 20, 2010
We've served this on several occasions to friends and family--always with rave reviews. We usually present it as turkey sandwiches, offering different kinds of breads and rolls, cheeses, lettuce and tomato, and a couple side salads. It's a keeper!