Sunday , August 9 2020

How to make a turkey in 1 1/2 hours

Here’s a method I learned about 7 years ago to make a turkey when you are short of time.




Ingredients provided by Messineo’s Gourmet Market


1 turkey 12-15 lbs (those are the tastiest)
1 large onion
2 large carrots
1 stalk celery
a few mushrooms
1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted
sea salt

Put a round rack (usually used for steaming) on the bottom of a pot large enough to hold the turkey. Remove the giblets for stock (recipe on that later). Put about 2 inches of water in the pot. Add the turkey. Cover and steam for 1 hour while you preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Dice the vegetables and add to the roasting pan, seasoning with salt, pepper and thyme. Add the turkey. Baste with butter all over and generously season with salt pepper and thyme. Roast for 1/2 hour and check the temperature in breast and thigh (don’t touch bone) for at least 170 degrees. The max time it should have to roast is 1/2 hour to an hour. Let rest for 10 minutes and remove to a platter. Use the vegetables for the gravy (recipe on that later).

About elizabeth

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.

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