Rosemary Butter-Rubbed Turkey with Porcini Gravy

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Rosemary Butter-Rubbed Turkey with Porcini GravyRecipe
Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart


Meaty shiitake and porcini mushrooms add incredible richness and depth to the gravy.

Serves 16 (serving size: 4 ounces turkey and about 2 tablespoons gravy)


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2 cups unsalted chicken stock
1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (1/2 cup)
1 (12-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
10 garlic cloves
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, sliced
1/2 cup Madeira wine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Hands-on: 1 Hours
Total: 2 Hours, 50 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Bring stock to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; add porcini mushrooms. Remove pan from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Drain stock mixture in a colander over a bowl; reserve stock mixture. Chop porcini mushrooms; set aside.

3. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; discard liver. Pat turkey dry with paper towels; trim and discard excess fat. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, rosemary, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Rub butter mixture under loosened skin and over breasts and drumsticks. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under turkey. Tie legs together with kitchen string. Place reserved giblets, neck, 10 garlic cloves, onion, celery, and carrots in the bottom of a large roasting pan; add stock mixture to pan. Place roasting rack in pan; coat with cooking spray. Arrange turkey, breast side up, on roasting rack. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes. Cover turkey loosely with foil. Reduce oven temperature to 325° (do not remove turkey from oven). Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into meaty part of thigh registers 165°. Remove pan from oven; place turkey on a cutting board. Let stand, covered, 20 minutes. Carve turkey.

4. Place a large zip-top plastic bag inside a 4-cup glass measure. Strain stock mixture through a sieve into bag; discard solids. Let stand 10 minutes. Seal bag; snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain stock mixture into a bowl, stopping before fat reaches opening.

5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add reserved porcini and shiitake mushrooms to pan; sauté 8 minutes. Add Madeira; cook 1 minute. Add stock mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter and flour in a small bowl. Gradually add butter mixture to stock mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve gravy with turkey.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 297
Fat 10.9 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 39 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 298 mg
Calcium 50 mg