Cumin Garlic Rubbed Turkey with Bourbon Gravy

Cumin Garlic Rubbed Turkey with Bourbon Gravy
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Recipe type: Entrees
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Serves: 10
 
This is a warm and spicy variation on a roast turkey theme.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 turkey (16 to 18 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid hot-pepper sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon cumin, salt and pepper in small bowl.
  3. Rub outside of turkey with oil.
  4. Season inside of turkey with half the cumin mixture and the crushed garlic.
  5. Rub rest of cumin mixture over outside of turkey.
  6. Place turkey, breast side up, in large roasting pan.
  7. Roast in 450 degree oven 30 minutes.
  8. Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees. Roast about 2 hours, or until instant-read thermometer inserted into thigh without touching bone registers 170 degrees.
  9. Remove from pan. Let sit 20 minutes.
  10. Pour off pan juices into 1-quart measure.
  11. Skim off fat, reserving 1½ tablespoons fat.
  12. Add broth to juices to equal 3 cups. Stir in the bourbon.
  13. Spoon reserved fat back into roasting pan. Stir in flour, ½ teaspoon cumin; cook, stirring, over medium heat 1 minute.
  14. Stir in broth mixture. Bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring, 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  15. Strain into bowl; add pepper sauce.
  16. Serve with turkey.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 267 Fat: 14g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 5g Sodium: 306mg Protein: 31g