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Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
How to make Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

About Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Recipe: A traditional Christmas recipe that is sure to be the star at your festive feast! A whole turkey, stuffed and basted with spices and pan juices perfectly roasted and simmered in an onion-cranberry gravy. This is the perfect whole meal to gorge on this festive season witht he family.

  • Total Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 whole turkey
  • 100 gms butter
  • 100 gms onion, chopped
  • 100 gms celery, chopped
  • 10 gms crumbled sage and thyme
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 10 gms garlic minced
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 20 gms sugar
  • 150 gms cranberry

How to Make Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

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In skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onions, celery, sage, thyme and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until browned.
Remove giblets and neck from the turkey cavity, keep for gravy. Rinse turkey inside and out with running water.
Stir together butter, sage, salt and pepper; rub over turkey, inside and out. Loosely pack stuffing into neck and body cavities, fold over and skewer neck flap closed over stuffing. Tie legs together.
Place turkey, breast side up on rack in roasting pan.
Cover with foil and roast in 325°F oven for about 1.5 hours, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes.
Remove foil and continue to roast or 1 3/4 hours, basting every half hour, or until instant-meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reads 185°F. Keep it under lamp for carving.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring chicken stock turkey neck, giblets, onion and bay leaf to boil, reduce heat and simmer,.
While cooked turkey rests, skim excess fat from roasting pan whisk in flour until well combined.
Gradually whisk in reserved giblet stock; Bring to boil and cook, Season to taste with salt and pepper. Strain and serve alongside turkey.
For cranberry sauce in small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.
Put balsamic vinegar; boil for 5 minutes or until reduced now mix together cranberries, sugar, salt and pepper.
Mix into onion mixture; bring to boil and cook, until cranberries are tender and sauce is thick.
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