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Recipe:Aromatic Roast Turkey with Bourbon Peppercorn Gravy

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Roast turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving, and now, neither are the holiday's signature flavors. A classic aromatic roast turkey with bourbon peppercorn gravy has free license to enjoy year round! Serves 12 - .

Ingredients

Serving Size
  • WHOLE YOUNG TURKEY ENHANCED UP TO 8% SOLUTION* - BUTTERBALL, thawed

    14.5 Lbs
    Qty 14.00 Lbs
    $24.36
  • Coarse Sea Salt

    1 bottle
    Qty To taste
    $5.38
  • Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns

    1 bottle
    Qty To taste
    $5.78
  • Butter, room temperature

    Qty 1 Cup
  • Seasoning:

    Qty
  • Medium Onions, cut in large dices

    Qty 2 Pieces
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves

    Qty 6 Cloves
  • Coarse Sea Salt

    1 bottle
    Qty 2 Tbsp.
    $5.38
  • Granulated Garlic

    1 bottle
    Qty 1 Tbsp.
    $3.98
  • Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns

    1 bottle
    Qty 1 Tbsp.
    $5.78
  • White Vinegar

    Qty ¼ Cup
  • Light Olive Oil

    Qty ¼ Cup
  • Oregano Leaves

    1 bottle
    Qty 1 Tbsp.
    $3.98
  • Aromatic Bouquet Garni:

    Qty
  • Fresh Rosemary

    Qty 5 Sprigs
  • Medium Onion

    Qty ½ Piece
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves, whole

    Qty 4 Cloves
  • Fresh Orange

    Qty ½
  • Gravy:

    Qty
  • Bourbon Peppercorn Sauce

    0.75 Lbs
    Qty 1.5 lbs
    $3.98
  • Chicken Broth

    Qty 2 cups
  • All- purpose Flour

    Qty 2 Tbsp.
  • Butcher’s Twine and Cheesecloth

    Qty

Cooking
Instructions

  1. Remove neck, giblets and liver from turkey. Wash inside and out with cold water and pat dry. Prepare seasoning.
  2. Place all ingredients of the seasoning in a blender and blend until mixed.
  3. Place turkey in a large bowl or large plastic bag and season the turkey with seasoning blend making sure to evenly distribute throughout cavities and skin.
  4. Cover and marinate for 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. Place all ingredients for Bouquet Garni in cheesecloth, tie with butcher’s twine.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Adjust oven rack to lowest position.
  7. Remove turkey from the marinade and place in a roasting pan. Place bouquet garni inside cavity. Tuck wings under turkey and tie both legs with butcher twine. Pour reserved marinade over turkey. Sprinkle additional salt and pepper over turkey.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and roast for 1 ½ hours.
  9. Uncover and baste with 4 oz. of butter. Continue roasting approximately for 2 hours* or until internal temperature registers 160°F, basting every hour with additional butter and pan juices. Larger turkeys will require more roasting time.
  10. Remove turkey from roasting pan and place on a platter. Cover with foil and let rest 15-20 minutes.
  11. Prepare the gravy by scraping the pan juices with a whisk. Add flour and whisk in the chicken broth and Bourbon Peppercorn sauce. Heat in a medium saucepan before serving.
    *USDA recommends cooking poultry to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.

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