- How To Cook
- 10 strips bacon
- 1 Fresh Young Turkey (about 14 lbs.)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 cups chicken broth or turkey broth
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange half of the bacon strips side by side on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Weave remaining strips over and under to create lattice pattern. Freeze for about 15 minutes or until firm.
Meanwhile, remove neck and giblets from turkey; reserve for roasting pan. Pat turkey dry with paper towel. Whisk together maple syrup, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper; rub all over turkey, including under skin and inside cavity. Tie legs together with kitchen string and tuck in wing tips. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan. Place bacon lattice over top to cover breasts and legs. Arrange onions, celery and carrots around turkey.
Cover with foil and roast for 2.5 hours, basting occasionally with drippings. Remove foil; cook for 30-45 minutes or until thermometer inserted into thickest part of breast reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove kitchen string. Transfer turkey to cutting board and tent loosely with foil. Let rest for 30 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile, skim off fat in roasting pan; stir in broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring to scrape up brown bits from bottom of pan; bring to boil. Whisk cornstarch with water; slowly whisk into pan. Simmer for 6-8 minutes or until thickened. Strain and stir in parsley. Serve with turkey.
TIPS: Serve with cranberry sauce if desired.
|Serving Size||Per 1/12 recipe|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total fat 4 g|
|Saturated fat g|
|Cholesterol 165 mg|
|Sodium 720 mg|
|Total Carbohydrates 9 g|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g|
|Sugars 8 g|
|Protein 59 g|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.|