1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1. Combine parsley, thyme, rosemary, shallots and oil in a small
2. Season the cavity with pepper and place peeled onion and pre-
prepared stuffing in cavity (if desired).
3. Rub herb blend over entire turkey, place turkey breast side up
and roast according to directions.
Turkey Recipe Lighter Gravy:
For added color and nutrition in your gravy, roast with added
carrots, celery, onion and garlic. (Baste turkey but try to keep the
opening of the oven door to a minimum.)
Strain broth from roasting pan and pour into a shallow pan
and freeze for a few minutes.
Remove fat layer (fat rises to the top and can be removed
with a kitchen spoon). You can also use a gravy fat separator
cup available at most cooking supply stores.
Bring 2 cups of strained and defatted broth to a boil.
Dissolve 1 Tbsp corn starch in 2 Tbsp water and add slowly
Bring back to a boil, remove from stove and serve hot.
A HAPPY and HEALTHY Thanksgiving to all