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This was voted the best turkey we have ever made. I cooked this delicious turkey breast the same way I have been for the last few years. I like to make a compound butter for under the skin; I like to add bacon on top and I like to stuff the cavity with some citrus. I made the compound butter with garlic, lemon zest, garam masala and cilantro to keep with the Indian theme. It made the turkey super flavorful and delicious!
- 1 8-9 pound turkey breast
- ½ stick butter, room temperature
- 2 large garlic cloves, grated
- Zest of two lemons, save the lemons for the cavity
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1-2 teaspoons garam masala
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 3 to 4 bacon strips
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1 large onion, cut into quarters
- 4 to 5 garlic cloves, skins on
- 1 to 2 cups homemade turkey stock
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (preferably convection)
Mix the butter with the garlic, lemon zest, salt, garam masala and cilantro. Loosen the skin of the turkey breast and carefully spread the butter under the skin. Salt and pepper inside and outside of the turkey breast. Stuff the cavity with the lemon pieces. Place the bacon strips on top of the turkey breast and place on the stand.
Add the carrots, onion and garlic to the bottom of the roasting pan. Add the stock. Place the stand into the roasting pan. Let turkey sit for 2 to 3 hours before roasting in oven.
Roast in the oven till the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. Half way through the roasting process, take the bacon (when bacon is well done) off and continue cooking. Take out of oven onto a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil for 20 minutes. In the meantime strain the juices out of the roasting pan. Separate the fat and add the juices to the gravy pan.
Slice the turkey and serve with hot gravy.
Time to make your own turkey stock!!! It makes a big difference if you use homemade, with your own flavor profile..
By this time of year, most grocery stores have turkey necks and backs for just a few bucks. I buy a pack and roast them simply with olive oil, salt and pepper. I let them hang out in the oven till the pieces are golden brown and delicious looking. I then add them to a big pot full of chicken broth, and lots of vegetables and aromatics. For me garlic and fresh herbs are a must- like thyme, rosemary, etc. I like my gravy dark brown and so use a box of beef broth to richen the color. The stock cooks for at least an hour or two until the liquid is reduced quite a bit- in this case I reduced it to 3 cups. From here you have an option to continue the process and make the gravy and freeze for later. I find the gravy consistency compromised after it is frozen- so I stop at this point and freeze the stock.
You can take it out two days before thanksgiving and let it thaw in the fridge and make the gravy the morning of.
- About a pound or a pound and a half turkey neck and back
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
On a lined baking pan, place the turkey parts. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle the salt and pepper. Roast for an hour or till the parts are golden brown. Take out of the oven and keep aside.
- Two boxes of 32 oz chicken stock
- One box of 32 oz beef stock
- 1 large onion, cut in half
- 1 head of garlic, cut in half
- 1 cup carrots, roughly cut up
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
In a large stockpot add the chicken stock, beef stock, onion, garlic, carrots, thyme and rosemary. Add the roasted turkey parts and bring to a boil. Once the liquid comes to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 2-3 hours or till the liquid is reduced to about 3 cups. Strain the liquid out by pressing all the goodness out of the cooked vegetables. Take out in a container and refrigerate over night. Skim the excess fat off and freeze till needed.
This is a very easy recipe to make.. I love making roast potatoes.. they remind of fries and since I don’t eat fries very often, I allow myself to eat these potatoes that I find irresistible. They were delicious with the roast chicken, Brussels sprouts and the yummy gravy!!! read more …
I love making roast chicken, especially on a gloomy day, preferably a Sunday. The house smells divine and the whole meal is delicious. I made this one with Indian flavors including cilantro and dill. I also added garam masala to the mix which really boosted the flavor profile. If you don’t have garam masala, just skip it and stick with the aromatics. Either way the chicken will be absolutely delicious. read more …
Another version of a fish curry. This is inspired by a bengali fish curry. It doesn’t have any tomatoes or yogurt as a base for the gravy. It is mostly flavored with spices including mustard seeds and onion seeds- which is one of my favorite combinations. It is quite simple and quick to make…
- 2 pounds fish fillets, (any white fish will do)
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons salt
Marinate the fish fillets with the lemon juice, turmeric and salt.
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons kalonji (onion seeds)
- 2 tablespoons garlic, grated
- 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
- 2 medium yellow onions, chopped fine
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cups water, fish or chicken broth
Heat a non stick pan with the 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Saute the fish pieces briefly on high heat. Keep aside. Add the leftover oil from the non-stick pan to a saucepan and add the remaining coconut oil. Heat the pan and add the mustard and onion seeds on medium heat. Saute for a minute. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onions, coriander powder and bay leaf. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the liquid and salt and bring to a boil. Add the fish pieces and simmer for a few minutes till the fish is cooked through but not over done. Check for seasonings and serve with rice.