Thanksgiving Turkey & Gravy

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A perfect combination of spices and herbs developed specifically for the holiday turkey and gravy.  

Ingredients

1 turkey, 15-22 pounds
2 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, smashed
2 cups leafy celery tops
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 ½ cups turkey drippings
1 tablespoons cognac, brandy or dry sherry

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cook Time: 
4 -6 hours
Resting Time: 
30 minutes
Total Time: 
4 -6 hours
Serving size: 
12

Directions

Prepare the turkey
1. Remove the giblets and neck, set aside for gravy.
2. In a large bowl combine the carrots, onion, garlic, celery tops, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons Thanksgiving Turkey and Gravy Seasoning. Toss to coat.
3. Stuff the turkey cavity with vegetable mixture. Rub turkey with the remaining tablespoon olive oil and 3 tablespoons Thanksgiving Turkey and Gravy Seasoning over and under skin. Truss if desired. Roast according to package directions.
4. Drain all of the pan drippings into a tall container. Discard the fat that settles to the top. Set aside dripping for gravy.
Make the Gravy
1. Take the giblets out of the bag. Place into a saucepan with 4 cups cold water along with the neck . Bring to boil, then simmer uncovered until 1 cup remains, about 30 minute. This will make turkey stock. Strain, discarding solids. This can be made 2 days ahead.
2. In roasting pan or large sauté pan, melt the butter. Once the butter has melted, whisk in the flour until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
3. Slowly whisk the turkey stock, turkey drippings, cognac and 1 remaining 1 tablespoon Turkey and Gravy Seasoning. Whisk until thickened, 4-5 minutes. Season to taste. Serve hot.

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