Perfect Roast Turkey with Protein Sparing Gravy
Thanksgiving is coming which means Turkey Time!
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About Our Turkey:
- All-natural* young turkey
- *All natural: no basting ingredients, no artificial ingredients, minimally processed
- No preservatives
- No antibiotics ever
- No added hormones
- Complete traceability to the farm
- Animal welfare certified
- IT IS NOT PASTURED
At our Thanksgiving table, we also love to serve the best quality gourmet cheeses! I also love to order gourmet cheeses for my family and friends around the holidays! It is the gift that keeps on giving!
I also served my Perfect Roast Turkey with my protein sparing stuffing recipe using my protein sparing bread! Watch for the protein sparing stuffing coming in a few weeks!
- PERFECT ROAST TURKEY:
- 1 (12-14 pound) Butcherbox turkey
- 4½ teaspoonsRedmond Real salt, divided (use code MARIA15 for 15% off)
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
- 2 sprigs fresh sage
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into 6 wedges
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons butter (or duck fat if dairy free)
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- PROTEIN SPARING GRAVY:
- 2 cups Turkey drippings (or ½ cup for turkey breast)
- 3 cups cold chicken broth, divided (or ¾ cup for a single turkey breast)
- 3 tablespoons Further Foods gelatin powder (or ¾ tablespoon for a single turkey breast)
- Place an oven rack in the lowest position (with room above to fit the turkey) and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove any turkey parts from the cavity and set aside in the fridge or discard.
- Pat the turkey dry on the inside and out with paper towels.
- Season the cavity with 1 teaspoon salt and stuff the cavity with 2 sprigs of thyme, sage, half of the onion wedges and garlic.
- In a small saucepot, place the the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and thyme. Heat until butter is just melted. Brush the turkey with the melted butter mixture.
- Season the outside of the turkey well with 4 teaspoons salt.
- Place the remaining onion wedges in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the roasting rack in the pan, making sure it is level.
- Place the turkey to the rack, tuck the wings back under the body and tie the legs together with kitchen twine.
- Roast for 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting with pan drippings every 30 minutes if desired.
- Cook until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh measures 165 degrees F, about 2½ hours.
- Allow to rest for 30 minutes before carving.
- Meanwhile make the gravy.
- To make the gravy, remove the turkey from the roasting pan (or slow cooker for a turkey breast), pour the contents through the fine mesh sieve over a bowl, so that the drippings end up in the bowl. Discard the solids.
- In a small bowl, place the 1 cup cold broth Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the broth. Set aside to dissolve.
- Place the Turkey drippings and rest of the broth in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer for about 20 minutes, until the gravy has reduced by half.
- Add the dissolved gelatin mixture into the pan, whisking often, until dissolved.
- Allow the gravy to cool from hot to lukewarm - it will thicken as it cools. It may form a film on top, but just whisk it and it will go away. It will gel and be too thick if it gets completely cold - just reheat it to make it pourable again.
389 calories, 19g fat, 46g protein, 2g carbs, 0.4g fiber
P:E ratio 2.2
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