Roasted Turkey With Sage

Roasted Turkey With Sage
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Stuff the turkey cavity with the sage and 4 onion quarters. Scatter the carrots and the remaining onions in a large roasting pan.
  2. Place the turkey on top of the onions and carrots. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wings underneath the body. Brush the turkey with the butter and season with 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Roast the turkey for 45 minutes. Add the broth to the roasting pan. Continue to roast the turkey, covering it loosely with foil if it browns too quickly, until a thermometer inserted into a thigh registers 165° F, 2 to 2 1/4 hours.
  4. Carefully tilt the turkey to empty the juices from the cavity into the pan. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for at least 20 minutes before carving. Discard the onions and carrots. Reserve the pan drippings for Hard Cider Gravy.
By November, 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 687Calories From Fat 35%
  • Fat 27g
  • Sat Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 402mg
  • Carbohydrate 0g
  • Sodium 510mg
  • Protein 105g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Simple Roast Chicken
Free-range birds have a more robust turkey flavor and substantial texture than coop-raised ones. They tend to be moist but not exceptionally so.

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