To prepare turkey, trim excess fat. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.
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.
To prepare mayonnaise, combine mayonnaise and the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Serve with turkey.
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.
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!
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