Honey Glazed Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with Gravy

PREP: 1 Hour COOK: 2-3 Hours, Depending on the size of the turkey SERVES: 4-6 People


    Preparing the Turkey for Roasting

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Remove turkey from the bag and pat dry using paper towels
  3. Mix softened butter with the oregano and parsley in a bowl
  4. Using your hands, rub the mix all over the turkey
  5. Gently dislodge the skin and add some butter underneath the skin to keep it moist
  6. Place 1 quartered onion inside the turkey cavity along with the 2 sprigs of thyme
  7. In a roasting pan, place onions, carrots, celery, garlic, turkey giblets, and the stock. This will be the gravy base
  8. Place a rack in a roasting pan and put the turkey on the rack. The turkey needs to sit above the vegetables but not directly on top
  9. Preparing the Glaze:

  10. In a saucepan, mix all glaze ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 5 mins
  11. Set aside to cool
  12. Roasting the Turkey

  13. Place turkey in the oven and let it cook for 2-3 hours depending on size
  14. With half an hour remaining, check internal temperature of the turkey by placing a thermometer in the thickest part of the breast which should read 165°F and in the thigh should read 180°F.
  15. Remove turkey and cover with foil. Allow the turkey to rest for at least 15 minutes before carving
  16. Making the Gravy

  17. Place the pan with the liquid and vegetables on medium heat (if the pan cannot be used on the stovetop, transfer to a stove safe pan)
  18. Add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and more liquid if needed
  19. Allow liquid to simmer for 5 minutes
  20. Taste add salt if necessary Place cornstarch in a bowl add a few tablespoons of liquid then whisk vigorously to create a smooth slurry
  21. Add slurry back to the liquid and simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened. If it is not the desired thickness, repeat with more cornstarch
  22. Serve hot gravy alongside the turkey


For Turkey:

8.5 lbs Saha Halal turkey
3 sticks of butter, softened (1.5 cups)
2 Tbsp. parsley, dried
2 Tbsp. oregano, dried
1 onion, quartered
2 sprigs of thyme

For the Honey Glaze:

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ cup honey
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 sprig of fresh thyme (optional)
Peel of half an orange

For the Gravy:

2 onions, quartered
2 carrots, peeled and quartered
2 celery sticks, cut in half
1 whole head of garlic
4 cups veg or turkey stock
Any turkey giblets (optional)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. corn starch (adjust per preference)

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