Roast Turkey with Pomegranate Glaze
Servings Prep Time
8-10servings 25minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4hours 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10servings 25minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4hours 30 minutes
Ingredients
Gravy Base
Pomegranate Glaze
Corn Bread Dressing
Instructions
Gravy Base
  1. Combine all gravy base ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer one hour. Strain out solids saving the broth. Return the broth to the stove to and continue to simmer til reduced to about 3 cups. (I let mine simmer the whole time the turkey was roasting- about 4 hours)
Pomegranate Glaze
  1. Whisk all glaze ingredients in a cup.
Turkey Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Rinse turkey inside and out. Pat dry. Place turkey on its back on a rack inside your roasting pan, Gently separate the skin from the meat on the chest and thigh area by slipping your hands between the skin and meat and massaging.
  3. Stuff the body and neck cavities with the dressing. Secure the openings with skewers to hold the dressing in place. Tie the legs loosely together and tuck wings under.
  4. With a pastry brush, slather glaze under the skin in the breast and thigh areas. Brush outside turkey with glaze.
  5. Pour 1 cup of giblet stock in the bottom of the pan.
  6. Place roasting pan with turkey in the oven. You may have to remove the upper rack to make your turkey fit,
  7. Baste turkey with the glaze every 20 minutes during first hour and a half (until glaze is finished.) After 1 hour add another cup of giblet stock to the bottom of the pan and loosely shield turkey with foil. Watch during first hour -if any part of turkey gets excessively dark shield with foil immediately.
  8. Use 20 minutes per pound as a guideline for roasting time. A 10-12 lb turkey stuffed should take about 4 hours. Check internal temperature by inserting meat thermometer into thickest part of the thigh. Be careful not to touch a bone. When internal temperature reaches 175 degrees remove turkey from oven and tent with foil for 30 minutes more. Turkey will continue to increase in temperature by 5-10 degrees.
  9. After tenting time is done, remove stuffing immediately and transfer to a casserole or serving dish. Transfer turkey to carving or serving platter.
  10. Pour the juices in the bottom of the roasting pan into a heat proof measuring cup. Spoon fat off the top of the roasting pan juices. Return juice to the roasting pan, add one cup of the giblet stock and simmer over 2 burners, scraping up an browned bits from the bottom of the roasting pan. (Reserve any remaining giblet stock to use in soups).
  11. Add 3 Tbsps of butter to the simmering sauce ( I used duck fat I had on hand) and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.