Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Herb Roasted and Braised Turkey
Total:
4 hr 55 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
4 hr 55 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Turkey:
Gravy:

Directions

For the turkey: Remove the turkey from the refrigerator 1 hour before roasting.

Combine the butter, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme and in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Sprinkle the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper and fill the cavity with half the carrots, celery and onions. Rub the entire turkey with the herb butter and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

Put 4 cups of the chicken stock in a medium saucepan and keep warm over low heat.

Place the remaining vegetables on the bottom of a large roasting pan. Put the turkey on top of the vegetables, put in the oven and roast until lightly golden brown, about 45 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting, basting with the warm chicken stock every 15 minutes, 2 to 2 hours 15 minutes hours longer. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh should register 160 degrees F.)

Remove the turkey from the oven, transfer to baking sheet, tent loosely with foil and let rest 30 minutes before slicing. Remove the legs for braising. Strain the drippings into a bowl and discard the solids. Add enough stock to make 4 cups liquid.

Bring the liquid to a simmer, transfer to a roasting pan, add the legs, cover with foil and braise until tender in a 350 F degree oven about 1 hour.

For the gravy: Melt the butter in a medium pan over high heat. Add the roasted garlic and cook for a minute. Whisk in the flour and cook until lightly golden brown. Slowly whisk the drippings into the flour mixture, bring to a boil and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken and the flour taste has been cooked out, about 5 minutes. Add a splash of the white wine if desired and cook for 1 minute longer. Fold in fresh herbs if desired and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Pairs well with Merlot

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Butter Herb Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Roasted Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Braised Tri-Tip Roast

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Braised Beef Brisket

Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Penne with Turkey Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Herb Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Braised Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped Junior

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking