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Tried & True Thyme & Garlic Roast Turkey (11/18/2011)

Tried & True Thyme & Garlic Roast Turkey


1 Bone-In whole Amish Fresh Turkey
½ cup butter or margarine, melted
¼ cup apple juice, dry white wine or chicken broth
1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water


Instructions for roasting a whole turkey. Preheat oven to 325-degrees F. Using a Fresh Amish Turkey, rinse inside and out and pat dry with paper towels. Use a meat thermometer. Insert it in the thickest part of thigh (without touching bone) .
Roast, uncovered, for 1 hour. Mix together melted butter or margarine, apple juice, dry white wine, or chicken broth, thyme, salt, paprika, and garlic. Brush turkey with half of the butter mixture. Roast another 30 minutes, uncovered; brush with remaining butter mixture. Return to oven and roast until thermometer reads 165-170 degrees F. Remove turkey from oven and let stand 15 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your turkey.


For Turkey Breast: Rinse turkey breast completely, and pat dry with paper towels. Heat oven to 325-degrees F. Place turkey, skin side up, on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer into thickest part of breast, (without touching the bone). Roast uncovered 1 hour. Mix together melted butter or margarine, apple juice, dry white wine, or chicken broth, thyme, salt, paprika, and garlic. Brush turkey with half of the butter mixture. Roast another 30 minutes, uncovered; brush with remaining butter mixture. Return to oven and roast until thermometer reads 165-170 degrees F. Remove turkey from oven and let stand
15-30 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your turkey.


While turkey is resting, pour pan drippings into 2 cup measuring cup; skim fat from drippings. Add enough water to drippings to measure 2 cups. Heat drippings to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water; stir into drippings. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve with turkey.


 

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