Experiencing New England Roast Turkey is like stepping back in time to America's earliest colonial days.
Imagine the mouthwatering aroma of wild turkey roasting on a spit over glowing coals.
This old time flavor can be reproduced by roasting an organic turkey, instead of a commercially processed "enhanced" or self-basting turkey injected with ingredients, which many times are not gluten-free.
Always carefully read labels to ensure turkey does not contain gluten or other allergens.
If you decide to roast an organic turkey, plan well in advance.
In some localities, organic turkeys are only available during the holiday season and must be ordered ahead of time.
Don't let the name of this recipe fool you into thinking you can only enjoy turkey during the holiday season.
Turkey is a deliciously nutritious food that should be served regularly in any balanced diet.
Considering ordering enough organic turkey to meet your household's annual dietary needs and then freeze the surplus for later use.
Using up New England Roast Turkey Leftovers is Easy
Simply substitute turkey for equal measure of chicken, or other poultry, in your favorite gluten free homemade recipes.
Save all the bones, skin and other leavings, and use them to make soups and stews.
Make a quick and easy turkey sandwich that tastes like a gourmet chef prepared it.
Spread leftover cranberry sauce on slices of your favorite gluten-free bread and slap on some turkey
Have you ever tried scrumptious hot meat sandwiches?
Reheat leftover gravy and turkey slices, layer turkey on top of your favorite toasted gluten-free bread slices, and then garnish with gravy.
Turn leftover New England Roast Turkey into a tasty casserole.
Into leftover stuffing, stir in chopped cooked turkey, leftover vegetables, stir in 1 to 2 cups leftover gravy, pour into a buttered casserole dish, cover and bake in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.
The culinary possibilities of leftover turkey are almost endless!
How to Make New England Roast Turkey with Gravy
By Cat McMahon
Learn how to make New England Roast Turkey, a mouthwatering historical recipe your family will love!
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: roast turkey about 1 hour for every 3 pounds of turkey; a 10 pound turkey requires about 3 1/2 hours Yield:1 1/2 servings per pound of turkey
1. Insert a rack into a large roasting pan, and then set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
3. Remove giblets from turkey cavity.
4. Clean carcass and remove any stray pin feathers.
5. Rinse carcass in cold water and pat dry.
6. Loosely stuff turkey cavity.
7. Place stuffed turkey on rack in roasting pan.
8. Brush surface of turkey with melted butter.
9. Sprinkle buttered surface with gluten-free flour blend.
10. Roast turkey until flour starts to brown.
11. Reduce oven heat to 325°F.
12. Pour boiling water into bottom of roasting pan and add melted butter.
13. Season turkey with salt and pepper.
14. Roast turkey until meat thermometer inserted into meatiest part of thigh next to the body is 185°F (be careful the meat thermometer does not touch the bone).
15. Remove turkey from oven, remove drippings, cover turkey with foil and let rest while making gravy.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- turkey drippings, plus turkey stock or water to equal 2 cups liquid
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon potato starch (1/2 tablespoon for thin gravy or 1 1/2 tablespoons for thick gravy)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter.
2. Add onion and cook until browned.
3. Stir in potato starch, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute.
4. Slowly whisk in turkey liquid.
5. Bring mixture to boil, stirring constantly.
6. Reduce heat and cook until mixture thickens; stir constantly.
7. Cook for 1 minute more.
8. If smooth gravy is desired, puree in a blender until smooth, or strain the onion from the gravy.
9. Serve hot.
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