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Turkey in Gravy with Chestnuts
Turkey in Gravy with Chestnuts
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Turkey in Gravy with Chestnuts

Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
2 H 15 MIN
Servings
8
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Ingredients

Turkey

Chestnut Garnish

Preparation

Turkey

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a pot, bring the broth to a boil. Add the mushrooms, if desired, and cover. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a large, high-sided ovenproof skillet or pot over medium-high heat, brown half of the turkey pieces at a time in 1 tbsp of the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate.
  4. In the same skillet, lightly brown the onion and garlic in the remaining butter. Sprinkle in the flour and continue cooking, while stirring, for 1 minute. Add the broth with the mushrooms (if using), wine and cognac. Bring to a boil while whisking. Season with salt and pepper. Add the turkey pieces.
  5. Transfer to the oven and roast, uncovered, for 1 hour 30 minutes or just until the thigh meat easily comes away from the bone.
  6. Remove the turkey pieces and set aside on a large plate. Over medium-high heat, reduce the sauce for 10 minutes or until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Adjust the seasoning. Return the turkey pieces to the sauce.

Chestnut Garnish

  1. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, lightly brown the chestnuts and shallot in the butter. Add the breadcrumbs and continue cooking for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the hazelnuts and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Top the turkey with the chestnut garnish. Return to the oven and roast for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Note

Ask your butcher to break down the turkey for you: separate the thighs from the drumsticks, debone the breast, then slice each breast in half. The wings, wing tips and carcass are perfect for making a delicious homemade broth.

Look for vacuum-sealed chestnuts in the nut section of most grocery stores.

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