Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Herbed Roasted Wild Turkey Recipe

© By Othmar Vohringer

There is not better way to provide the main ingredient for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner then by hunting it yourself. I always believed that the far superior quality of the wild turkey over the domesticated kind should be prepared with natural ingredients and in the traditional way. To that end I leave you here with a simple but very tasty traditional recipe. Enjoy and a Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.

1 whole turkey
1/2 cup rosemary sprigs(fresh)
1/2 cup sage leaves(fresh)
1 organic apple(quartered)
1 stalk celery(halved)
1 onion(halved)
1/2 cup butter(melted).

Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry. Loosen skin from the turkey breast a bit not totally detaching. Place rosemary and sage under skin then smooth skin over herbs and back into place. Place apple celery and onion into the neck cavity. Place the turkey breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and brush with melted butter. Cover turkey loosely with a "tent" of aluminum foil.Bake at 325 degrees until meat thermometer registers about 180 degrees. This should take from 3 1/2 to 4 hours but begin checking after 3 hours. Remove turkey and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Serve with gravy.


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