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Level
very easy
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
4 h
Serves
8

Ingredients

1 fresh or frozen turkey up to 20 lb (9 kg), thawed if previously frozen,
1/4 cup
kosher salt
60 mL
2 tsp
pepper
10 mL
2
onions, halved and divided
2
celery stalks
2
carrots, peeled
8
cloves garlic, unpeeled
6
fresh sage sprigs
6
sprigs fresh rosemary
1/3 cup
unsalted butter, softened
75 mL
3 tbsp
chopped fresh sage
45 mL
1 tbsp
chopped fresh rosemary
15 mL
2
cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp
paprika
15 mL
3 cups
reduced sodium chicken broth
750 mL
3 tbsp
all-purpose flour
45 mL
1/4 cup
chopped fresh parsley (optional)
60 mL

Method

Step 1
Pat turkey dry with paper towel. Transfer to large rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Season cavity and outside of turkey with salt and pepper. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Add 3 onion halves, celery, carrots and garlic cloves to large roasting pan; set aside. Pat turkey dry with paper towel. Meanwhile, stir together butter with chopped sage and rosemary, garlic and paprika until well combined.
Step 3
Loosen the skin from the breast with your fingers and rub butter mixture under skin. Place remaining onion, sage sprigs and rosemary sprigs inside cavity.
Step 4
Tie legs together with butcher twine and tuck in wing tips. Place turkey, breast side up, in roasting pan on top of vegetables and roast in lower third of oven for 30 min. Reduce temperature to 325°F (160° C) and continue to cook for 1 hr 40 min. to 2 hrs or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of inner thigh registers 185°F (85°C).
Step 5
Transfer turkey to serving platter and tent chicken with foil for 20 min. before removing twine and slicing.
Step 6
Meanwhile, skim fat off drippings and cook drippings in roasting pan set over medium heat. Whisk 1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken broth with flour until smooth. Whisk in remaining chicken broth and gradually stir flour mixture into pan, scraping bottom of pan to incorporate into sauce; simmer for 10 to 12 min. or until thickened. Stir in parsley.
Step 7
Serve turkey with pan gravy.

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Characteristics

Dinner

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving: 3 oz/90 g turkey, plus 1/8 of roasted vegetables
Calories:
320
Fat:
17 g
Saturated Fat:
6 g
Carbs:
1 g
Cholesterol:
125 mg
Protein:
41 g
Sodium:
1120 mg