Special Roast Turkey
Course : Turkey
From: HungryMonster.com
Serves: 8


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1                     turkey -- (12 to 14 pounds)
  2               cups  water
  2               cups  chicken broth -- divided, up to 2
                        -- 1/2
  1                cup  orange juice -- divided, up to 1
                        -- 1/2
  4        tablespoons  soy sauce -- divided
  1         tablespoon  chicken bouillon granules
  1           teaspoon  dried minced onion
  1 1/2      teaspoons  garlic powder
                        ***ORANGE GIBLET GRAVY***
     3/4           cup  chicken broth
     1/4           cup  orange juice
  2          teaspoons  worcestershire sauce
     1/2      teaspoon  dried thyme
  1 1/2      teaspoons  sugar
     1/4      teaspoon  pepper
  3        tablespoons  cornstarch
     1/2           cup  water


Place turkey on a greased rack in a roasting pan. Add water, giblets and neck to pan. Combine 1-1/4 cups broth, 3/4 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons soy sauce; pour over turkey. Combine bouillon, onion and garlic powder; sprinkle over turkey. Bake, uncov- ered, at 3250 for 3-1/2 hours, basting every 30 minutes. When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil. Remove giblets and neck when tender; set aside for gravy. Com- bine remaining broth, orange juice and soy sauce. Remove foil from turkey; pour broth mixture over turkey. Bake 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 1800. For gravy, remove meat from neck and discard the bones. Chop giblets and neck meat; set aside. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups pan juices, broth, orange juice and Worcester- shire sauce; mix well. Stir in thyme, sugar and pepper. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Whisk into broth mixture; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in re- served giblets and neck meat. Carve turkey; serve with gravy.


Nutritional Information:

8648 Calories (kcal); 417g Total Fat; (45% calories from fat); 1069g Protein; 76g Carbohydrate; 3489mg Cholesterol; 10786mg Sodium