3/5/11

Roasted Turkey with Rosemary Sauce


The film "300" tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Persians are ruled by King Xerxes who has taken over some of the Hellenic cities, and now threaten Sparta and Athens. King Leonidas is played by Gerald Butler who will have to sacrifice himself for Sparta or watch his beloved city burn. Leonidas forms an army of 300 Spartan warriors to block the narrow passage of Thermopylae where Xerxes intends to reach Hellas. The story depicts the epic last stand of the finest Spartan soldiers who are aware of their fate, but because of  honor and pride, see the battle as their duty. 

Our recipe for Roasted Turkey with Fresh Rosemary is just the right meal to eat before your epic battles.  It's full of protein, deliciously filling, not too heavy, and has just the right about of spices to motivate you to kick ass! All my medieval friends just love this turkey recipe, and so will you!


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2 -1/2 lbs turkey parts (thighs legs, wings or breast) I used thighs
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
3/4 teaspoon Essence of Emeril's Seasoning
1 Tablespoon soft butter
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon hot sauce
1 cup water mixed with 2 teaspoons flour

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Rub butter all over turkey. Add seasoned salt, lemon pepper, and Essence of Emeril's Seasoning to all sides of turkey. Place in oven dish. Add Rosemary on top. Cover and bake for 2 hours.

Remove dish from oven. Carefully drain all the liquid and fat. Add Worcestershire Sauce, apple cider vinegar and hot sauce to turkey. Return to oven, uncovered and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Remove turkey from dish. Add drippings to a sauce pan, and the Rosemary. Turn heat up to high and add water and flour mixture. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 3 minutes. Serve over turkey.

Optional, mince rosemary leaves before serving.

Serves 4 to 6

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2 comments:

Only Fish Recipes said...

awesome....it looks soooooooooooo good ! recipe is also very simple...just loved it !
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Linda Makiej said...

This looks and sounds so good!! Can't wait to try it!