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Turkey With Apricot Seasoning

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Ingredients
  Turkey 8 Pound (4 Kilogram)
  Bacon rashers 3 , halved
  Butter 1 Ounce, melted (30 Gram)
  Seasoning 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh breadcrumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped dried apricots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Onions spring 4 , chopped
  Celery stick 2 , finely chopped
  Green peppercorns 2 Teaspoon, drained and crushed
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried mixed herbs 1 Teaspoon
  Plain flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Turkey stock 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Red currant jelly 1 Tablespoon
  Port 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

1. To make seasoning, mix all ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste. Carefully loosen skin over breast of turkey, lay bacon slices under skin. Fill cavity with seasoning. Tie legs together with string, brush with melted butter.
2. Place turkey on a rack in a baking dish, add 1 cup water. Bake in moderate oven for 2 hours or until tender; cover breast and legs with foil after 1 hour to prevent skin burning. Remove turkey from dish, keep warm.
3. To make sauce, drain all but 2 tablespoons of fat from dish, add flour, stir until light brown. Gradually stir in stock, jelly and port, season to taste. Stir until sauce boils and thickens, strain, serve with turkey.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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