Honey Glazed Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with Gravy

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 15minutes before carving Making the Gravy:
  16. 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)
  17. Add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and more liquid if needed
  18. Allow liquid to simmer for 5 minutes
  19. Taste add salt if necessary Place cornstarch in a bowl add a few tablespoons of liquid then whisk vigorously to create a smooth slurry
  20. 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
  21. 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)