Perfect Roast Turkey and Gravy (Bill Yosses)
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Perfect Roast Turkey and Gravy (Bill Yosses)

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Ingredients

Turkey Brine - 2 Days Before Roasting

  • 1 whole turkey (15-18 lb), thawed if frozen
  • 40 oz water, plus extra to cover turkey (based on size of bird)
  • 12 oz kosher salt (no iodine)
  • 10 oz jaggery sugar
    or 10 oz light brown sugar
  • 4 oz honey
    or 4 oz agave syrup
  • 4 oz maple syrup
  • 3 oz allspice berries
  • 2 oz whole yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 oz whole black peppercorns (not ground)
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 8 whole star anise
  • 8 fresh bay leaves
    or 8 dried bay leaves
  • 15 green cardamom pods
  • 10 oz onions, quartered
  • 6 in. fresh ginger, peeled, cut into pieces (1 in.)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3-4 in. ea.)
  • 2 oranges, sliced in rounds

Roast Turkey

  • 12 oz unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
  • 28 oz white wine
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 6 oz carrots, cut into pieces (2 in.)
  • 10 oz yellow onions, cut into eighths
  • 10 oz celery, cut into pieces (1 in.)

Gravy

  • 4 oz all-purpose flour
  • salt, to season, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to season, to taste
  • fresh sage leaves, to garnish
  • 6 - 8 sprigs fresh thyme, to garnish
  • pomegranates, halved, to garnish
  • persimmons, to garnish

Nutrition
per 1 portion
Calories
3356 kJ / 802 kcal
Protein
86 g
Carbohydrates
22 g
Fat
39 g
Saturated fat
21 g
Fiber
3 g
Sodium
563 mg

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