Roasted Wild Turkey W/ Raspberry Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My Dad brought me a turkey that my Grandfather had shot. I'd never cooked a wild turkey before & was a little nervous that my husband would find it too "gamey". Through suggestions from Dad & some different recipes I looked at, I came up with this very easy recipe for when the great hunter brings home the goods. (I let them skin & clean the bird for me). The turkey comes out nice & moist, & the tangy raspberry sauce is the perfect compliment. Not gamey at all!! You can also throw some fresh raspberries into the sauce, if you don't mind the seeds.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash & dry turkey.
  2. Mix onion, celery, bacon fat, & 1 cup wine, & stuff bird with mixture.
  3. Salt & pepper the bird.
  4. Lay the bacon slices over the turkey breast.
  5. Place bird in roasting bag & pour in broth & remaining wine.
  6. Close bag & roast at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes per pound.
  7. Discard onion & celery before serving.
  8. For sauce, combine in skillet the raspberry jam, orange juice, & vinegar (also the fresh raspberries, if you're using them).
  9. Bring to a boil & cook 2-3 minutes, until sauce is reduced to desired consistency (it will thicken as it cools).
  10. Spoon sauce in a pool on serving plate, & top with slices of the turkey breast.
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