Recipe by JJChefMEM
"I was stationed overseas in Japan for Thanksgiving one year with no way to come home for the holidays. So I got 10 friends together and we had Thanksgiving at my place. I had never done turkey before. My first time ended up being the best I've ever had. Hope you think so too."
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1 (18 pound)
whole turkey, thawed
1 1/4 cups
chilled butter, diced
onions, roughly chopped
celery, roughly chopped
1 whole head
garlic, cut in half crosswise
chopped fresh thyme
chopped fresh sage
1 (750 milliliter) bottle
chilled Chardonnay wine
salt and ground black pepper to taste
This is wonderful. I used a whole chicken to test it on before thanksgiving turkey.... the meat has a very nice flavor and is very moist. I also used the juices from the pan to make a gravy. The flavors really showed through in this as well. My entire family and even my guests loved this one !!! YUMMY !!! :)
I especially like recipes the old-fashioned way-without chemically altered ingredients and plastic bags. As an old-fashioned organic cook, I can taste the difference right away. I used this recipe with chicken so had to adjust the amounts. It was so good that I've decided to use this recipe on the Thanksgiving turkey. GO NAVY!
My job is to make the turkey for all holiday functions in this family. I always try a new recipe and they LOVED this one. I added garlic, rosemary, celery seed, and parsley to the veggies and rubbed the skin with the same mixed with olive oil. Fantastic.
Loved it. Although, it was a bit much wine/liquid for the gravy. Next time I'll try about 3 cups wine instead of the whole bottle. Recipe is a keeper for sure!
Made it this Thanksgiving. Followed recipe exactly and it came together perfectly. Served with Quinoa dressing recipe and the calories were greatly reduced with great tasting and satisfying food.
I just loved this. I did not use a whole turkey however, but as it is the New Year, I am trying to make healthier food. This fit the bill for a turkey breast. I followed the recipe exactly except for putting the salt and pepper directly on the turkey breast. Turned out very moist and flavorful. I will save the veggies and juice for a soup. Thank you so much for posting.
It was my very first self-made Turkey =) and everybody loved it! I was asked if i could cook it again next year...
And it's sooooooo very very easy.Just get everything ready, put it in the oven and you don't have to worry about a thing.
This recipe absolutely rocks! Thank you sooooooo very much for sharing it!
Loved it! I did add fresh tomato to the veggies...they were as big a hit as the turkey. The juices made an amazing gravy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roasted Turkey, Navy Style
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 483
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