Champagne-Roasted Turkey

1
Penny Hall

By
@FantasyFaery54

It is only a couple months away for Thanksgiving. This is from Mr.Food.com
Fancy up that holiday bird by bathing it in champagne. It's a simple but fancy way out of the "plain old roasted turkey" rut!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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    1 (7 lb) bone-in turkey breast
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    1/2 lb red seedless grapes, stemmned and cut in half (about 1 1/2 cups) divided
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    1/2 tsp salt
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    1/2 tsp black pepper
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    1 bottle (750 ml) champagne (see options)
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    1 3/4 cups chicken broth
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    2 tbsp cornstarch

How to Make Champagne-Roasted Turkey

Step-by-Step

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
    2. Place turkey in pan and spoon 1 cup grape halves into neck cavity. Season turkey all over with salt and pepper. Pour champagne into pan around turkey.
    3. Roast turkey for 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours, or until no pink remains and juices run clear, basting every 30 minutes with pan juices. If turkey begins to get too browned, cover loosely with aluminum foil.
    4. In a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth, cornstarch, and pan drippings with fat removed; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup grape halves and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.
    5. Carve turkey and serve with champagne-grape sauce.

    Options
    If you'd rather, you can use nonalcoholic sparkling grape or apple juice, or even apple cider, instead of champagne. It all works to make this a winning change-of-pace roasted turkey your gang will love!

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About Champagne-Roasted Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Dish, #main




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