Extra-Moist Turkey with Pan Gravy
Extra-Moist Turkey with Pan Gravy
  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 3 hr 25 min
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  • Summary

    The secret to this succulent bird is an inexpensive metal pan. We used the kind of old-fashioned oval roaster found in most supermarkets, not fancy cookware stores. These lightweight enameled pans with lids simultaneously roast and braise the turkey, so it stays moist even as it cooks quickly. Simply uncover it at the end to crisp the skin. Ample pan juices add a fragrant richness to our easy gravy.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (11-to 12-pounds) turkey at room temperature 1 hour, reserving neck, giblets (excluding liver), and wing tips for stock
    • 1/2 medium onion
    • 1 bunch thyme
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 cups hot turkey stock
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • Melted unsalted butter if necessary
    • Reserved chopped giblets from stock (optional)
    • Equipment: a small metal skewer; a 24-inch piece of kitchen string; a covered turkey roaster, or a 13- by 9-inch roasting pan and heavy-duty foil; a 2-quart measuring cup or a fat separator
    • 1 a 24-inch piece of kitchen string
    • 1 a covered turkey roaster, or a 13- by 9-inch roasting pan and heavy-duty foil
    • 1 a 2-quart measuring cup or a fat separator
    • Garnish: thyme sprigs

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 4286 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 356 g 548.06%
    • Saturated Fat: 108 g 540.85%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6136 mg 2045.39%
    • Sodium: 1292 mg 53.83%
    • Calcium: 179 mg 17.89%
    • Potassium: 1406 mg 40.18%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 17 mg 92.23%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.96%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 246 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 71 g
    • Vitamin A 6508.38%
    • Vitamin C 342.76%
    • Vitamin D 130.35%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat57
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat35
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total32 oz-eq

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