Thanksgiving Recipe : Roast Turkey

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 !

Ingredients Qty

  1. Turkey 5 kg

  2. Butter 500 gm

  3. Lemon zest 50 gm

  4. Garlic 50 gm

  5. Olive oil 100 ml

  6. Sea salt 50 gm

  7. Onion 200 gm

  8. Crushed pepper 30 gm

  9. 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

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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