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Turkey Day Turkey Meal – Gobble, Gobble

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Amazing meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Everything you need in 1 post!

Under Skin Butter Rub:
1 Stick of Butter, softened
1tsp Lemon Juice
1.5T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Lawrys Seasoned Salt, or more to taste (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1tsp Paprika (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1/2tsp Onion Powder (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1/2tsp Pepper
1tsp Brown Sugar

Olive Oil (For last 30-1hr drizzle)

Inside Turkey:
1 Lemon HALF, stab a few times on skin
Onions, cut large

Broth:
3c Chicken/Turkey Broth
1/2T Lemon Juice
1/2tsp Pepper
1tsp Fresh Garlic

Bottom of Turkey Pan:
1c Celery
2c Carrots
1 Onion
4 Potatoes, halved or Quartered

Gravy:
Pour Turkey Juices into a bowl, separate the fat off the top. Reserve both.
3-5T Turkey Fat (Add butter to accommodate)
Up to 5T Flour
Heat Turkey Fat/Butter stir in Flour til a rich brown roux. Stir constantly, add in:
2-3c Turkey Pan Juices (Or 2c Chicken Broth+1c Pan Juices)
1 Dried Bay Leaf
1/4tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste

Stuffing:
Gizzard/ liver, cut up (I discard Heart)
12T Butter
Sautee above. Add in:
2/3c Carrot Sticks, chop small
2/3c Celery, cut small
1/2 Onion, chopped
Sautee Above. Add in:
1.5c Vegi Broth
3c Chicken Broth
Boil, then, simmer for 10min. Add in:
3 Boxes of Ready to Make Stuffing (Turkey)
1/4tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste

Directions:
Allow Turkey to sit in Room Temp for a lil bit. Make Butter Rub (I melted Butter and added rest. Put in Freezer til it was form-able.). Roll Butter Rub into ball. Place under skin. Slightly rub around (It will melt down as it heats). Roll lil balls and place into Leg Skin, as well.
Pour Broth Mixture over Turkey. I reserved a LIL teaspoon of Butter Rub, melted some, and rubbed around turkey skin.
In Turkey Cavity, add in some Onions and 1 half of lemon (Stab with knife around skin).
Cook Turkey in Roaster at 450 for 30minutes. Then, 325 for the rest (15min per pound of Turkey).
Stuffing: Mince Liver. Cut up Turkey Neck. Put slices in Gizzard. Add Butter to pan. Saute Turkey Neck and Gizzard. Add in Liver and Vegis. Saute. Add in Broths. Bring to Boil. Then, Simmer til all’s cooked. Remove and Cool. Add to fridge until it’s time to remove juice from Turkey (Next step). Once ready, bring to boil. Remove Neck and Gizzard. Add in Stuffing Boxes. Toss, add Sea Salt. Cook/Bake to desired texture.
Last 30min, or so: I dump the Juices from the Turkey Pan (STRAIN and reserve BOTH Vegis and Juice!!!). Cover and set Vegis aside. Skim, and reserve, the fat off the top of juice. You will need 3-5T skimmed Fat and 2c Broth/Turkey Juice for Gravy. Toss rest. (Use Butter to compensate for lack of Fat, if needed).
Drizzle 1tsp Olive Oil over Turkey. Sprinkle Turkey with Lawry’s Seasonal Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Paprika. Place back into Roaster (I removed inner pan.). Roast at 325-400 for additional 30min to an hour.
Gravy: Add to pan, 5T skimmed Fat, add Butter to compensate. Heat, adding in 5T Flour. WHISK, continuously, until a nice brown. Add in Turkey Juices, Bay Leaf, and Sea Salt. Whisk continuously til desired thickness. Keep in mind that it thickens as it cools. Remove Bay Leaf after it sets a few minutes once completed.
Allow Turkey to rest about 30minutes, slightly uncovered.
tTt’s Mashed Potatoes: Here!
Green Bean Casserole:
Here!
Eat up… Gobble Gobble.

NOTES: For Broths, I used Cubes and Water!

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