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    Orange-Herbed Roast Turkey

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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Remove rind from orange with a vegetable peeler, avoiding bitter white pith. Finely chop rind.
    3. 3
      Cut orange in half; juice orange halves. Reserve juice for making gravy; reserve orange halves.
    4. 4
      Combine rind, brown sugar/brown sugar substitute, poultry seasoning and salt in a small bowl.
    5. 5
      Finely chop white part of green onions; reserve green part. Add chopped green onions and chopped parsley to rind mixture.
    6. 6
      Remove neck and giblets from turkey cavity. With your fingers, carefully loosen skin around turkey breast and legs. Spread rind mixture under the skin.
    7. 7
      Place parsley stems, green onion ends and orange halves in turkey cavity.
    8. 8
      Place turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan. Place neck and gizzards in bottom of pan. Loosely tent turkey with aluminum foil.
    9. 9
      Roast in heated 350 degree oven 3-1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer registers an internal temperature of 180 degrees F in innermost part of thigh and 170 degrees in breast.
    10. 10
      Remove turkey to a platter. Discard neck and gizzard.
    11. 11
      Cover loosely with foil; let stand 20 minutes.
    12. 12
      Meanwhile, prepare gravy: Scrape pan drippings into a 1-quart liquid measuring cup.
    13. 13
      Skim off fat. Add water to equal 4 cups.
    14. 14
      Pour into a medium-size saucepan along with reserved orange juice. Bring to simmering.
    15. 15
      Whisk together milk, flour, salt and poultry seasoning in a small bowl until smooth. Stir into saucepan.
    16. 16
      Simmer over medium-high heat, stirring, 4 minutes or until gravy is thickened.
    17. 17
      Serve with carved turkey.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 03, 2001


      Finally, no left over turkey!!! This recipe was the best turkey I have ever tasted. I definietley will make this again.

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    • on December 01, 2003


      Great turkey recipe; easy to make and flavorful. You might want to \

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    • on March 30, 2010


      This was good. I had a very large Orange and it was a fair amount of work to dice up all that orange peel. I would definitely do the prep work the day before if I make this again. The Turkey filled my house with the smell of oranges and fresh herbs and of course roasting turkey throughout the day and it had a good slightly tangy lightly orange flavor. The gravy was too orange flavored for my taste. Overall this was a good recipe but maybe not my very favorite.

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    Nutritional Facts for Orange-Herbed Roast Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (342 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 532.2
    Calories from Fat 234
    Total Fat 26.0 g
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    Cholesterol 219.3 mg
    Sodium 383.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 66.2 g

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