2 sticks unsalted butter
2 T salt
1/4 cup garlic
Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing (DAY 1)
4 T honey
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
4 TWorcestershire sauce
- Prep the turkey as directions stated on the package
- Combine two sticks of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of salt, I recommend The Naked Botanical salt line, and minced garlic.
- Mix well and rub on the turkey around the legs, wings, breasts and underneath the breast skin including the cavity.
- Stuff the cavity with the cranberry cornbread stuffing as demonstrated on DAY 1.
- When stuffed, tie the legs together.
- Please the turkey and roasting pan with a great underneath and positioned the wings underneath the bird.
- With the oven preheated at 450°, bake the turkey for 20 minutes.
- And that time, make the lacquer.
- Combine honey, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
- Mix well and total combined.
- After the 20 minutes are up, brush the turkey and pop it back in the oven at 350°. Brushing every 15 to 20 minutes to build up color.
- Bake the turkey for 3 1/2 hours at 350°.
- Rule of thumb, 15 minutes per pound at 350° if the bird is stuffed. 13 minutes at 350° for every pound if the bird is not stuffed.
- When the turkey reaches 165° internally at the thickest part, let it rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
Mulled Apple Cider
YELID: 1 Gallon
1/2 gallon apple juice
1/2 gallon apple cider
4 orange peels
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
- In a 2 gallon pot, add all of the ingredients listed above.
- Boil for 30 minutes with the lid on to retain liquid content.
- Transfer to a beverage dispenser or label each serving.
- Garnish with quartered sweet apples such as Honeycrisp or Gala.
- Serve hot.
YELID: 1-2 Pints (depending on the fat content of your bird)
Drippings from the turkey roasting pan
2 to 3 tablespoons of AP flour
- Pass the turkey drippings through a strainer into a small sauce pan.
- Make a slurry by mixing a little bit of drilling and flour.
- Slowly add a little more of the tripping‘s to make a smooth thick sauce and added to the pan of drippings.
- You can also just add flour while whisking vigorously to avoid clumps.
- Seasoning is not needed due to the flavor from the lacquer and the stuffing.
- Serve hot.