Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
It’s that time of year again where we are busy shopping for gifts and looking for that “right size” turkey to feed our family and friends. Xmas trees, beautiful poinsettias, and other festive decor are donning our homes and kids can’t wait for the big day to arrive. It is also a time of reflection on the year past and maybe even some resolutions for the coming New Year.
We here at High Q Greenhouses are starting to gear up for the 2010 season with new arrivals everyday of seedlings and cuttings that will be transplanted to fill your greenhouse orders. Please ensure that you get your orders in to us if you haven’t already as we do not want anyone missing out on their favorite young plant material.
We wish you and yours a very Merry Xmas and a happy and safe New Year.
Roast Turkey Upside Down
1 18 lb. turkey
1 14 oz. can Chicken Broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup dry white wine
Rinse turkey under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees.
Pour the chicken stock into your roasting pan and place a roasting rack in the bottom of the pan. If you intend to stuff your bird, do it now. Rub the rack with plenty of butter to avoid the skin sticking.
Combine the garlic and spices in a bowl. Rub plenty of butter onto the surface of your bird and sprinkle the seasonings evenly over the entire surface. Place the bird on the rack, upside down.
Cook for about 40 minutes. Meanwhile melt the stick of butter and add the wine. Baste the bird with this mixture after the 40 minute period. Then baste the bird about every 30 minutes with the butter/wine mixture and the pan juices.
About 1 hour before estimated time of doneness, remove the roasting pan from the oven and carefully turn the bird Breast side up and return to the oven.
Check for doneness by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. Look for an internal temperature of 170 degrees. Allow the bird to rest for 20 minutes before carving.