- 2 tbsp (30 mL) salted butter, softened
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) each pulled and chopped fresh savory, sage and thyme leaves, stems reserved
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) chicken broth – 35% Less Sodium
- 1 – 9 lb (4 kg) unstuffed Butter Basted, Young, Grain Fed Turkey, thawed
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a small bowl, mix together butter, shallots, garlic, herbs and broth, to create a compound butter. Place the turkey in a roasting pan just big enough to hold it.
- Carefully separate the skin from the breast meat, using your fingers. Place a spoonful of the compound butter under the skin of each breast. Massage on skin side to distribute evenly. Separate the turkey’s leg skin from the flesh and massage butter into each side. Place herb stems in the turkey’s cavity and pat the surface of the skin dry before putting the turkey in the oven.
- Roast for 3 hours, or 20 min. per pound. Using the drippings from the turkey, baste every hour. If the skin starts to get too dark, lightly cover with foil creased in the middle like a tent. To test for doneness, insert a digital thermometer into the thigh without touching the bone. Remove turkey from oven at 175°F (80°C) and let it rest, tented with foil, on a platter while you make the gravy. (Monitor turkey’s internal temperature while resting to ensure that it reaches 180°F/82°C.) Serve and carve tableside.
Tip: For easy carving, remove the entire breast, place it on a carving board and cut the meat across the grain. The sliced turkey looks appealing on the platter and better yet, everyone gets a bite of the flavour-enhanced skin
This is a great and quick dinner that is ready in no time flat. We aren’t a big fan of cilantro so I leave that out but I left it in as the original recipe called for it.
- 1 carton (32 oz) chicken broth
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced in 1/2-inch strips (about 20 oz)
- 12 oz uncooked spaghetti, broken in half (from 1-lb box)
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias, white and green parts separated
- 1 package (3 1/2 oz) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons chile garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed
In 5-quart Dutch oven, mix broth, chicken, spaghetti, bell pepper, green onion whites, mushrooms, butter, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce and chile garlic sauce. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 11 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F), pasta is cooked and most of liquid is absorbed. Top with green onion greens, cilantro and sesame seed. Serve with additional soy sauce and chile garlic sauce, as desired.
I have made this a few times now and the family loves it. There is nothing better than coming home from a long cold day and smelling this and knowing that dinner is ready to go.
- 36 Cheddar Perogies
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 8 oz. block cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 pound farmers sausage – sliced
- salt & pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in your crockpot. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or on low 6 hours.
- Serve with a fresh green salad and crusty bread.
- 1 package Rice Noodles, cooked or 6 cups of cooked rice
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed
- 1/2 lb of shrimp, deveined and peeled
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large red pepper, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 2 cups broccoli, chopped
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 2 tablespoon red curry paste
- 8 cups of chicken broth
- 2 cans of unsweetened light coconut milk
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- fresh bean sprouts
- Sauté the cubed chicken in a tablespoon of oil.
- Add onion, garlic and red pepper and sauté a 3 or 4 minutes
- Add the ginger and curry paste and stir fry that for another minute.
- Add remaining ingredients except the shrimp and cilantro, simmer until the vegetable as barely tender but still have a bit of bit to them.
- Add shrimp and cook until the shrimp is pink. Now add the cilantro.
When serving add the rice noodles to your individual bowl, add the soup, top with fresh bean sprouts for that added crunch.