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New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

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NewlyMrs
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New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

I just prepared the bird as directed. I did not do the gravy. I also cooked the bird, for the 1st time in one of those oven bags). IT CAME OUT SO AMAZING!!!! The only down-side to the bag was no crispy skin, but we don't eat it anyway. the pan was so easy to clean up after & I did not have to worry about basting, so those are a ++++ trade!!!!

Herb-Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy
From Redbook

This Thanksgiving turkey is enriched with butter and fresh herbs, and served with a gravy made from rich pan juices.

Herb-Roasted Turkey
INGREDIENTS
1 (18- to 20-pound) fresh turkey
3/4 cup(s) unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh sage leaves, plus 3 whole sprigs
1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus 3 whole sprigs
1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh rosemary leaves, plus 3 whole sprigs
2 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
1 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper flakes
1 large onion, peeled, roughly chopped
1/2 cup(s) peeled garlic cloves
Giblet Broth and Pan Gravy:

2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
Reserved neck and giblets (no liver)
1 shallot, coarsely chopped
2 can(s) (14 1/2-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 cup(s) water, combined with chicken broth
1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
To make turkey: Set oven rack in lowest position; heat oven to 325 degrees F. Remove neck and giblets from turkey; reserve. Rinse turkey inside and out; pat dry with paper towels. Place breast side up in a large, heavy roasting pan.
Mix butter, chopped herbs, 2 teaspoons of the salt, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Starting at neck end, gently slide your fingers between the skin and flesh of the breast and legs to loosen skin, being careful not to tear it. Slide 2 tablespoons of the herb butter under the skin of each breast half and 1 tablespoon on each drumstick, pushing butter out of spoon with a finger on outside of skin.
Place onion, garlic cloves, and whole herb sprigs inside the large cavity of the turkey. Tuck wings under body; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Spread the remaining herb butter over the skin of the entire bird.
Loosely tent turkey with foil. Roast turkey about 4 1/4 hours, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 175 degrees. Baste with pan juices every 45 minutes, rotating pan each time.
Transfer turkey to a platter; let stand, loosely covered with foil, 45 minutes. Remove herb sprigs and garlic from cavity. Pour roasting-pan drippings into a 4-cup measure; reserve for gravy. Reserve roasting pan as is for making gravy.
To make giblet broth: While turkey roasts, heat oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add turkey neck, giblets, and shallot; sauté until shallot is soft, about 5 minutes. Add broth and water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, until broth is reduced to about 4 cups; strain.
To make pan gravy: Skim 6 tablespoons of the fat from reserved pan drippings and place in roasting pan; set pan across 2 stovetop burners over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour until smooth; cook, whisking, until flour is golden brown. Gradually whisk in giblet broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 to 8 minutes, until thickened. Discard the remaining fat from pan drippings; whisk drippings into gravy and stir in any accumulated juices from turkey platter. Season gravy with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper.

Message edited 11/23/2008 10:29:59 AM.

Posted 11/23/08 10:29 AM
 
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beautyq115
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Re: New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

YUMMMY sounding I am going to try this! This seems to be just what I was looking for thanks for postingChat Icon

Posted 11/23/08 2:49 PM
 

NewlyMrs
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Re: New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

I am always on the hunt for the best way to make a turkey, cause I have eatten some yucky ones & don't wnt to serve one that's dry & tasteless.

This one, really left the meat so flavorful & juicy. My favorite yet

Posted 11/23/08 3:08 PM
 

beautyq115
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Re: New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

Posted by NewlyMrs

I am always on the hunt for the best way to make a turkey, cause I have eatten some yucky ones & don't wnt to serve one that's dry & tasteless.

This one, really left the meat so flavorful & juicy. My favorite yet



You think it would be ask good if I didn't use the bag??

Posted 11/23/08 5:51 PM
 

NewlyMrs
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Re: New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

Posted by beautyq115

You think it would be ask good if I didn't use the bag??



the original recipe calls for no bag. I usually do just the tent method, but this year, with an 8 month old and nursing her and cooking, I thought to try the bag so I did not have to worry about basting.

Posted 11/23/08 8:40 PM
 

beautyq115
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Re: New turkey recipe I tried....(from all my posts you can see I did Thanksgiving early this year cause DH is working next thursday)

I never told you that I made this turkey...IT WAS AWESOME!

Thanks so much for posting this recipe!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon

I took a pic...I was proud of myself!Chat Icon

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Posted 12/13/08 10:39 AM
 
 

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