It’s that time of the year when you embrace yourself with good food, good friends and family to thank them.
There can’t be a more delightful way to celebrate Thanks Giving Day and spend a perfect day in the company of dear ones with luxuries of excellent food, wines, spirits & cocktails.
Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon brings an exclusive recipe of the roast turkey for our readers specially for the Thanksgiving Day !
Turkey 5 kg
Butter 500 gm
Lemon zest 50 gm
Garlic 50 gm
Olive oil 100 ml
Sea salt 50 gm
Onion 200 gm
Crushed pepper 30 gm
White wine 60 ml
Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Pat the turkey dry all over with kitchen paper. Mix the butter with the lemon zest and garlic (if using) and season well.
Spread the lemon butter under the skin on each breast and rub the turkey all over with olive oil, white wine and sprinkle with sea salt.
Put the halved onions in the bottom of a large roasting tin to act as a trivet for the bird. Sit the turkey on top and cover completely with foil, tucking under the tin to create a foil tent. Cook the turkey for 25 min. per kilo (1 hour 40 minutes for a 4kg bird). Take out the turkey and turn up the oven to 220C.
Remove the foil and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes until golden.
Rest the turkey, covered loosely with foil, for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour before serving (strain the cooking juices and keep the onions to use in the gravy).
Before marinating the turkey, put turkey in brining solution of salt and water